ERIC Number: ED208939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Development of School-Age Day Care.
Texas State Dept. of Human Resources, Austin.
A guide for providing after school day care for school age children is presented in this document. Tips are given on how to get a program started (e.g., how to meet with community members, survey needs, and consider alternative forms of day care). Steps in establishing non-profit status are listed. These include obtaining legal assistance, creating a board of directors, obtaining tax exempt status, and employing an administrator. Also mentioned are aspects to consider when opening a center. Aspects include determining the target group, meeting licensing requirements and other regulations, analyzing financial needs, and selecting the center's site, staff, and participants. It is emphasized that the program's goals must be stated clearly, a program statement given to each parent prior to registration, and that community involvement include parent participation, social services, and cultural enrichment. Data are specified regarding what records must include and considerations pertinent to summer care are discussed. An after school day care program in Austin, Texas, is described. Resources for school age children are mentioned, and readings are suggested. Equipment needed in day care programs are listed. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: After School Day Care, Child Caregivers, Childhood Needs, Community Involvement, Educational Equipment, Educational Finance, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation
Media Services 151-X, Texas Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 2960, Austin, TX 78769 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Human Resources, Austin.
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