ERIC Number: ED221293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Parent Involvement in Day Care: A Resource Manual for Day Care Providers.
Beers, Marley Clevenger; And Others
Developed as a resource for providers concerned with issues of parent involvement and family support, this manual offers ways to successfully involve parents in day care. It provides detailed descriptions of tested approaches to parent involvement, including practical tips and implementation strategies, in order to help programs adapt a given approach to their unique situations. The first of six chapters included in the manual defines parent involvement, highlights some of the benefits which occur when parents are involved in day care programs, and discusses some common stumbling blocks encountered, as well as some possible solutions. The second chapter provides information on where to start with parents, including setting realistic goals and assessing parent needs and community resources. Information about how to set the stage for effective parent involvement--including successful communication and observation techniques--is offered in the third chapter. The fourth chapter provides a conceptual framework for examining the two major categories of parent involvement in day care: programs supporting parents and parents in supporting programs. The fifth chapter describes illustrative models or approaches to involving parents in day care programs. Presentation of each model includes a definition of the model; a description of its functional goals; a list of implementation steps; a discussion of benefits associated with the model, along with an examination of likely problems and their solutions; and suggestions for resources needed to successfully implement the model. The sixth and final chapter provides an annotated bibliography of parent involvement resources. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Creative Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.