ERIC Number: ED317274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Child Care Project: Final Report to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia. Senate Document No. 12.
Virginia State Dept. for Children, Richmond.
This document reports on Virginia's progress toward the development of model child care programs in rural communities. An introduction providing background information is followed by a discussion of the project model, project goals, quality child day care in Caroline County, and the methodology of the project evaluation. Subsequent discussion concerns objectives, key issues, activities, evaluation methods, and results related to: (1) developing and implementing a public education campaign; (2) designing and implementing support services for a network of family day care providers; (3) identifying and developing appropriate components and resources for a training program for day care providers and caregivers; (4) identifying funding sources and initiating fund raising activities to promote child care; (5) encouraging establishment of employer-sponsored child care options by businesses; (6) providing technical assistance to employees; (7) assessing the need to establish child care centers or school-based child care programs; (8) proposing solutions to transportation problems; and (9) establishing plans for project replication. Conclusions are drawn and recommendations specified. Appendices include a formula for determining the number of day care providers needed by a locality, an outline of the short course for child care providers, a syllabus for a community college course on child care, two survey instruments, and a list of project participants. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Course Content, Day Care, Definitions, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Employer Supported Day Care, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Rural Areas, Services, Social Networks, State Programs, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. for Children, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia