NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED339474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 82
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Public Awareness and Developing Community Based Strategies for Quality School-Age Child Care Initiatives.
Zuber, Susan Way
A framework for gaining community involvement in planning for school-age child care initiatives is reported. The framework incorporates a plan than could be used as a model for the involvement of the public school system. Four primary components are described: (1) a "Kids' Council" Saturday meeting in which third graders in school-age child care programs gave consumer advice on what they wanted in child care; (2) a forum to which the public was invited and at which specialists in school-age child care discussed the values of providing such forums through public schools; (3) a focus group meeting in which targeted community leaders discussed child care issues and suggested community initiatives for school-age child care; and (4) a site visit review team meeting at which teachers and administrators reviewed site team comment forms and watched videos of extended-day programs in other schools, and then offered suggestions for school-age child care initiatives in their own school system. Attendance, reports, and minutes of meetings indicated positive involvement by those targeted for participation in the project. A video about the project is discussed. Appendices include 4-H Club, parent, and provider survey forms; public forum program information; a site visit comment form; recommendations of the children; a focus group meeting agenda; the practicum evaluation form and results; and related materials. Contains 18 references. (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A