ERIC Number: ED313104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Children and Community: Progressing through Partnership. Summary Report and Conclusion. Proceedings of the International Seminar of the Bernard van Leer Foundation (10th, Kingston, Jamaica, November 14-24, 1988). With the Cooperation of the West Indies.
Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
This report focuses on children and the community. In the community. In the opening address, Dr. Willem H. Welling, Executive Director of the van Leer Foundation, describes the history of the foundation and the content of previous seminars. He concludes the address with a discussion of community empowerment. Father Gerard Pantin, the keynote speaker, discusses the helper's role in community development. The seminar summary and recommendations are divided into three sections. The first section concerns the management of the social and physical environment of the young child and the family. It stresses the importance of community programs and local empowerment in easing the stresses of changing family roles. The second section explores ways of caring for and educating the young child. These include quality day care programs, home care, play groups, and programs for teenaged mothers and hard-to-reach families. The third section discusses the process of sharing and implementing a new model of early childhood education and care. Factors which may affect implementation of the model include available resources, networking, steps in the process, evaluation, advocacy and cooperation. (RJC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).