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ERIC Number: ED289586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Choosing a Quality Child Care Center: Help for Parents.
Honig, Alice S.
A 20-item checklist is provided for parents assessing the quality of day care programs. Items include the following: (1) caregivers nourish children with body snuggling; (2) caregivers arrange safe, interesting learning experiences; (3) caregivers are keen observers; (4) child health and safety needs are met; (5) teachers encourage competency; (6) language games and book reading are daily activities for all ages; (7) caregivers know how to recognize "the teachable moment" and use it; (8) caregivers are sensitive to the rhythms and tempos of each child; (9) lots of sturdy toys and equipment are available; (10) music, art, and drama activities are appreciated and offered to children; (11) adults have sufficient energy for working with little children; (12) curriculum and program are planned and plans are available; (13) the program is flexible; (14) caregivers are positive role models; (15) parents are considered partners of the center, not nuisances; (16) caregivers are good "matchmakers" and "dance developmental ladders" well; (17) the child-care facility is tuned into community resources; (18) caregivers continue to learn about child development; (19) caregivers know and use a lot of positive discipline techniques; and, (20) the environment feels happy. A brief explanation of each item is provided. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A