ERIC Number: ED327292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching the Full Cost of Quality in Early Childhood Programs.
Willer, Barbara, Ed.
This book is designed to serve as a handbook for early childhood professionals and others interested in improving the quality of early childhood services available to young children and their families. It also serves as a resource for information and tools that can be used to: (1) build a compelling case for improving the quality of early childhood services; and (2) bring additional resources into the early childhood system. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the issues and introduces the key concepts of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Full Cost of Quality campaign. Chapter 2 provides an economic perspective that explains the lack of affordable, high quality early childhood care and education. Chapter 3 outlines the costs of failure to provide high quality care for children and its effects on the children, their families, and their teachers and caregivers. Chapter 4 offers an overview of NAEYC's criteria for high quality early childhood programs, while chapter 5 presents NAEYC's position statement on guidelines for compensation of early childhood professionals. Chapter 6, which is tailored to programs in centers, schools, and family child care homes, presents a framework and data for estimating the full cost of high quality care, and Chapter 7 provides a guide for organizing a community coalition focussed on strategies for reaching that full cost. A list of resource organizations and materials, and worksheets and information about NAEYC, are appended. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Community Involvement, Compensation (Remuneration), Cost Estimates, Criteria, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Guidelines, Program Costs, Resources, Social Problems
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1834 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009-5786 (NAEYC Publication #137, $6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.