ERIC Number: ED254818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Model Manual for the Child Care Worker.
This manual is designed to assist agencies in the development of a child care manual that will serve as an orientation tool for the new child care worker, and as an on-going reference tool. The manual is organized to orient the child care worker first to the agency objectives, functions, and organization, and then to specific child care responsibilities. Emergency procedures and the crucial issue of abuse and neglect are presented early and in separate sections. The remainder of the manual addresses services to the child and management of household and daily routines. Space is provided for the agency to insert sample copies of all agency forms with which the child care worker needs to be familiar. Finally, the manual includes a resources section, providing an introduction to reading materials for the ongoing professional development of the child care worker. Each section of the manual includes an introductory statement of the significance of that specific area of discussion, including a statement of child care philosophy. These statements are enclosed in a box to highlight the content. The remainder of each section provides an outline of the policies and procedures which need to be addressed in order for the child care worker to carry out responsibilities in that area. (LLL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN. Social Research and Service Center.