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ERIC Number: ED319494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Alternative Model of Childcare: The Experience of the National Trades Union Congress of Singapore.
Khoo, Kim Choo
In 1985, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Childcare Services of Singapore started an experimental project designed to develop an alternative model of child care. The resulting project, the Community Childcare Center (CCC), differs from regular child care centers in that it: (1) is cheaper; (2) involves considerable community participation; and (3) serves both children in the child care center and other children in the community. The CCC is based on a tripartite model that involves the government, the NTUC, and the community. The government provides the capital needed to set up child care centers and subsidies. The NTUC provides the framework, structure, and professional expertise for operating the centers and coordinating the program. The community provides feedback, volunteers, and a network of support and resources. This paper discusses the history of institutionalized child care in Singapore, current child care services, challenges facing child care centers, responsibilities for child care, the alternative Community Childcare Model and the roles of its participants, and strategies for community involvement. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore