ERIC Number: ED290553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Public Schools and School-Age Child Care: Making It Happen!
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
This manual is intended to aid communities and school districts in the development of school-age child care programs. Section I, "Program Initiation," describes first steps in starting a school-age child care program. These include development of community awareness, needs assessment, program design, and program promotion. The broad issues are covered more fully in Section II, "Program Administration," which focuses on legal issues, Missouri child care licensing information, policy and procedures, personnel, screening of child abuse and neglect records and criminal records of employees, finances, and publicity and enrollment. The specifics of day-to-day operations are covered in Section III, "Program Implementation," under the headings of: (1) program content; (2) planning activities; (3) child development concepts; (4) daily schedule; (5) facilities, equipment, materials; (6) school snacks; (7) child guidance; (8) safety; and (9) program evaluation. Appendices provide the final report of a survey of latchkey programs in the public schools, a resource list for school-age child care programs, and a bibliography of additional reading. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.