ERIC Number: ED263975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Family Day Care Check-In Program: After-School Care for Children Aged 10-14. [Introduction and Guide to Operation.]
Osborne, Linda B., Ed.
The Family Day Care Check-In Program is designed to offer working parents convenient, affordable after school care for their children aged 10 to 14. It provides children with flexible supervision by caring, trained adults and gives them opportunities to grow into responsible, independent teens by planning and participating in activities on their own. The Check-In Program is designed to be sponsored and administered by an existing community group, such as a child care center, children's club, or service organization. The sponsoring agency recruits, hires, and trains the program's family day care providers. The providers care for and supervise children, plan projects, and offer friendship, support, and counsel. The two booklets which make up this document introduce the program, explain how to implement and administer it, and suggest a training course for providers. The first booklet, an overview, describes the two Fairfax County, Virginia community service organizations which piloted the program and highlights the program's positive features. The second booklet describes how the program works and includes guidelines for staffing the program and for resolving licensing, zoning, and liability issues as well as for publicity, training, and evaluation. (DST)
Descriptors: Adolescents, After School Programs, Child Caregivers, Community Programs, Employed Parents, Family Day Care, Guidelines, Legal Responsibility, Preadolescents, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Agencies, Publicity, School Age Day Care, Staff Orientation, Training
Fairfax County Office for Children, 11212 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Free of charge).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Office for Children, VA.