ERIC Number: ED313122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Designing Day Care: A Resource Manual for Development of Child Care Services.
Jones, Jacquelyn O.
Compiled to promote the development of high quality, affordable, and accessible day care programs in West Tennessee, this manual helps prospective child caregivers decide which kind of day care to operate and describes start-up steps and program operation. Section 1 focuses on five basic questions of potential caregivers: (1) Which type of child care do I want to provide? (2) What makes a successful working program? (3) Can I make this a profitable enterprise? (4) Is this the right line of work for me? and (5) Shall I proceed to design a day care service? Section 2 concerns licensing procedures, financial management, recruitment and enrollment of children, community support, program space, health and safety factors, the process of serving children with special needs, written program structure, equipment guidelines, and behavior management. Section 3 deals with administrative functions and program needs, such as staff development and support, children's records, recordkeeping, public relations, parent involvement, maintenance, and program evaluation. A subsection on successful working programs includes information gained from interviews conducted at six center-based programs, a family day care home, and a group day care home. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Interfaith Association, Memphis, TN.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee