ERIC Number: ED313144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Family Day Care System with a Low Turnover Rate.
Nine components of Westchester County's Family Day Care System in White Plains, New York, are outlined in some detail. Westchester County, comprising 450 square miles of cities, suburbs, towns, and villages, borders on the Bronx, and, while very affluent, has the second largest number of homeless persons in the nation, and an ethnically and economically very mixed population. Westchester's unique system of family day care has a provider turnover rate of 11 percent, in contrast to the 40 to 50 percent that is common nationally. In this report, prior to the outline of system characteristics, background information is provided on: (1) the regulatory system for family day care in New York State; (2) the functional role of the Child Care Council of Westchester in administering family day care for the county; and (3) characteristics of the family day care system in Westchester, including the satellite model the system is based upon, the independent contractor status of family day care providers in Westchester, and the two-step family day care system in which consultants are responsible for up to 20 certified family day care providers and any number of registered providers in their base area. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc., White Plains, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York