ERIC Number: ED328358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Quality Care for School-Age Children: A Self-Instructional Guide To Help Staff Plan and Implement a Quality Program for School-Age Children.
Childcare Resources, Birmingham, AL.
The purpose of this manual is to provide school-age child care center staff in Alabama with information about school-age children that facilitates program planning and provides a basis for implementing and evaluating a high quality school-age child care (SACC) program. Sections of the manual discuss: (1) teacher competencies addressed by the manual; (2) characteristics of a high quality SACC program; (3) the development of program philosophy; (4) the staff role in caring for children at risk; (5) SACC children's needs; (6) developmental characteristics of school-age children and ways to meet their needs; (7) the SACC program's essential ingredients, quality indicators, equipment, nutritional aspects, activities, evaluations of health and safety policies and procedures, schedule of activities, and lesson plans; and (8) staff roles and responsibilities. A total of 18 displays and 34 exercises supplement the statements of purpose and rationale in each section. Appendices provide a bibliography of 29 citations, definitions of terms, names and addresses of organizations and agencies that provide technical assistance and training or are of special interest, 218 citations of activity resource books, and additional suggested resources for staff. (RH)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Check Lists, Educational Environment, Educational Equipment, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Guidelines, Individual Development, Informal Education, Instructional Development, Learning Activities, School Age Day Care, Student Characteristics, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
Authoring Institution: Childcare Resources, Birmingham, AL.