ERIC Number: ED301315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Handbook for Prospective Child Care Providers on How To Establish a Center and Maintain High Standards of Quality.
Mainini, Charles S.; Lindauer, Shelley L. Knudsen
This handbook serves as a guide for novice day care administrators and owners who want to establish a center, and for experienced providers who want to improve the quality of their programs. Information in the handbook was obtained through a survey of accredited centers. The three sections of the guide focus on child care in the 1980s, establishment of a child care center, and quality in the child care setting. Five chapters in section one provide an introduction, followed by discussions of effects of substitute child care, components of a high quality center, the project to obtain information from 24 centers in western states that were accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, and the project methodology. Three chapters in section two focus on preliminary decisions, educational philosophy, and staffing concerns. The single chapter in section three deals with improving the quality of programing. A total of 14 pages of references and bibliographic citations are provided, along with appended related materials, including the questionnaire that was used to gather information for the project. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of Family and Human Development.