ERIC Number: ED287201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Latchkey Children: What Schools Can Do.
Warren, Elizabeth F.
Updating School Board Policies, v18 n10 p1-3 Nov 1987
After-school care for children of working parents is a natural extension of the services schools provide. Setting up a school-based child care program requires making the commitment and establishing a task force that collects relevant information about the community, its needs, and opportunities for meeting needs. Programs are operated by the schools themselves; in collaboration with other groups; and by separate groups. Among the areas to be considered are state licensing requirements for day care centers, financial arrangements, eligibility standards, setting fees, and program evaluation. School systems interested in starting school-based child care programs should establish comprehensive administrative regulations that outline costs, use of space, operational supervision, and other administrative details. The board should review those regulations carefully and should have final approval before any program is implemented. Five resources to help boards research and begin a school-based child care program are cited. (MLF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Educational Policies Service.