ERIC Number: ED325249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Increasing Child Care Services in a Laboratory Preschool through Facility Modifications.
Reed, Peggy A.
An assistant professor of education and preschool director implemented a practicum intervention designed to increase the range of child care services provided in a Christian college's preschool laboratory. The primary goal of the intervention was to provide a high quality day care program which met the physical, cognitive, and emotional needs of preschool children in a setting that was convenient for parents attending the college. A second aim was to provide a model child development laboratory as an example for students studying early childhood education and child care and development. Specific objectives were related to state licensing standards, building modifications, budget and fundraising, and enrollment. Practicum evaluation data indicated that the intervention was successful in achieving its overall goals. Parents were pleased with the expanded hours and increased services. Parents' participation in the program improved as they helped raise money for it. College students had the opportunity to be involved in a project that gave them practical experience in their chosen field. Growing awareness of the preschool's program by faculty, staff, students, and the local community resulted in a 25 percent increase in enrollment. Appendices provide numerous materials, such as the floor plan and budget for the project, a chart of alternative lunch programs, lunch menus and recipes, favorite recipes, a grocery list, work/study guidelines, and a list of duties of college students working at the early childhood center. (38 references) (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.