ERIC Number: ED313131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
No Time to Waste: An Action Agenda for School-Age Child Care.
Seligson, Michelle; Fink, Dale Borman
This book for persons interested in setting up high quality school-age child care (SACC) programs: (1) provides background information and a rationale; (2) describes a collaborative model of program development; (3) discusses program funding and resources; (4) considers approaches to recognizing high quality school-age child care; and (5) offers conclusions and 15 action recommendations. Chapter 1 delineates the severity of the problem. Chapter 2 describes the roles of such institutions and groups as schools, custodians, youth service organizations, public housing, and day care centers and homes in providing SACC. Chapter 3, on funding, discusses the Federal Dependent Care Block Grant Program, state welfare reform as a source of start-up finding, local public support for construction or renovation, and the possible contribution of operating funds by school districts, local governments, private charities, and other sources. Chapter 4 provides capsule descriptions of appropriate approaches for programs serving children of various ages, and offers more detailed discussion of accreditation, evaluation, on-site consultation, technical assistance, and model demonstration sites. Twenty-six references are cited. A list of programs, by state, and a list of related organizations are also included. (RH)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Cooperation, Definitions, Educational Quality, Elementary Education, Financial Support, Government Role, Guidelines, Institutional Role, Latchkey Children, Models, Program Development, School Age Day Care
School-Age Child Care Project, Wellesley College, Center for Research on Women, Wellesley, MA 02181 ($6.00, plus $2.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Levi Strauss Foundation, Inc., San Francisco, CA.; Grant (W.T.) Foundation, New York, NY.; General Mills Foundation, Wayzata, Minn.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.