ERIC Number: ED296804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Developing and Implementing a Curriculum for the Before/After School Child Care Program.
Webb, Nina W.
An elementary school teacher implemented a practicum designed to: (1) provide a curriculum for a before and after school day care program serving primary school students; and (2) solve problems encountered in the implementation of a pilot school-age child care program. A review of the literature indicated that few curriculums had been developed for school-age children in day care programs. Many programs were modeled on preschool programs, even though the needs of school-age and preschool children vary. The specific goal of the intervention was to produce a well-organized and well-supervised curriculum and program that met the developmental needs of school-age children. The Star Team curriculum, which was constructed in the form of a menu, was developed and implemented. The menu format offered the advantages of flexibility, adaptability, and variety. The goal of the curriculum was to provide opportunities for kindergarten children and primary school students in grades one, two, and three to learn about themselves and others in an informal setting. Practicum evaluation data indicated that participating children improved scores on pre- and post-evaluation instruments. The curriculum is appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.