ERIC Number: ED317325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Establishing a Coalition of Hospital-Affiliated and Community-Based Child Care Services through a Family Home Day Care Network.
Lombardo, Kathy A.
The director of the child care and services program of a New England hospital designed and implemented this practicum for the purpose of expanding child care services for children of hospital employees and residents of communities around the hospital. The primary goal was to increase the number of quality child care slots in the area. A second aim was to increase consumers' knowledge of the child care services available. To attain these goals, a training program for family day care providers was developed; potential family day care providers were recruited; training classes were conducted; expert guest lecturers were recruited; a resource library for providers was established; site visits were conducted; family day care homes were evaluated; and a resource and referral system was established for the purpose of connecting parents with family day care providers. Practicum outcomes were positive. Training sessions proved to be positive for the potential family day care providers. All training participants who tried to receive day care registrations from the State Department of Human Resources did so. Of the 23 participants, 4 pursued registration and provided care in three separate towns, thus adding 36 child care slots in the vicinity of the hospital. Related materials are appended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.