ERIC Number: ED310484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Together: A National Directory of Teen Parenting and Child Care Programs.
Francis, Judith; Marx, Fern
Approximately 800,000 of the 1.3 million children of teenage mothers need child care services. The lack of appropriate, acceptable, and affordable care for these youngsters may severely limit their mothers' educational, training, and employment opportunities--especially if sufficient financial resources are lacking. This directory is the first attempt to identify and profile teen parenting and child care programs on a national scale. The 316 programs selected for this directory are divided by region (Northeast, South, Great Lakes, Plains, South Central, Northwest, and Southwest). The programs illustrate a full range of services necessary to support young families: enhanced parenting skills, family planning services, educational and vocational training, health and nutrition services, transportation, and counseling. Some programs provide services directly, others through linkage with community-based programs. Programs in the directory are found in public schools, private community agencies, or settings combining the resources of both. The directory is divided into seven regions. Appendix A lists state coalitions, task forces, and key state contacts, while Appendix B lists national resource organizations. Appendix C provides a selected bibliography of 42 program development and evaluation references. An index lists programs alphabetically. Also included is a reader feedback questionnaire and a directory order form. (MLH)
Descriptors: Community Services, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Family Programs, Private Agencies, Secondary Education
Publications Department, Center for Research on Women, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 02181 ($20.00 prepaid; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.