ERIC Number: ED267928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Extension Program: The Catholic Elementary School. A "7 to 6" School for Children of "9 to 5" Parents.
McElligott, Arlene F.; McElligott, Joseph P.
This booklet presents some of the administrative considerations and activities associated with the initiation of an extended day care program for parochial elementary school students. Introductory sections describe a typical extended school day and discuss the social need for extended school day programs because of the increased number of working parents. Next, the benefits of a Catholic school extension program to working families, to the schools themselves, and to the educational growth and development of students are identified. The following section of the booklet describes several obstacles to establishing a program, including administrative burdens, concerns about working mothers, lack of available program space, and financial concerns. Administrative planning is discussed in the next section, including policy considerations, needs assessment, suggestions for a startup sequence and timetable, and staffing. Last, sample forms of the following items are provided: program handbook, pupil application form, teacher contract, and an emergency card. (DST)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Employed Parents, Extended School Day, Parochial Schools, Personnel Management, Planning, Policy Formation, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Age Day Care, Sociocultural Patterns
National Catholic Educational Association, Suite 100, 1077 30th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007-3852 ($4.00 to members; $5.30 to non-members; free shipping on pre-paid orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.