ERIC Number: ED198931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Caring for the Kids During Family-Centered Programs: A Practical Workbook.
Lyman, Alexi; Crane, Jessie
This handbook for the nonprofessional provides basic information, organizational suggestions,and program ideas for operating child care programs which do not require advance registration or regular attendance. The focus is on child care provided in conjunction with "family-centered programs" (such as parent discussion groups) where parents remain on the premises and retain primary responsibility for their children as well as sometimes participating in caregiving. Information and worksheets are provided on developing a child care philosophy, organizing a child care program, planning a schedule, using space and equipment effectively, working out conflicts, and training caregivers. The characteristics of family-program child care, such as the unpredictability of the population of children needing care and the variety of individuals serving as caregivers, are taken into account. Appended are additional practical aids including a detailed description of children's developmental characteristics with appropriate related activities and equipment, sample bibliographies, ideas for a child care notebook, and sample materials from a few parent centers. (Author/JA)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Children, Cooperative Planning, Day Care, Developmental Stages, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Parent Associations, Parent Participation, Program Development, Scheduling, Space Utilization, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Prevention and Wellness Commission, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Family Enhancement Program, Madison, WI.