ERIC Number: ED337262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Family Child Care Providers: Organizing for Advocacy.
Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.
Designed for family child care providers, this report offers information and guidelines for the action planning involved in organizing for advocacy. Discussion covers issue campaigns, reasons to organize, considerations involved in determining and promoting issues, and strategy development. It is recommended that providers focus on a particular concern or aspect of an issue when they are planning for action. The report offers five reasons for organization: (1) when individuals are organized, they become more united and thus have a more powerful voice; (2) home-based providers are a separate constituency and must organize among themselves; (3) information, votes, people, and organization can be used effectively to initiate change; (4) action to challenge and dismantle the barriers of inappropriate policies must be taken; and (5) organization channels energy and grievances into activities that lead to improvements and increase people's ability to impact decisions affecting their lives. Five primary considerations involved in developing a strategy are included. These concern goals, organizational considerations, allies and adversaries, targets, and tactics. General guidelines for action planning are discussed at the end of the report. A strategy chart is appended. (GLR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.