ERIC Number: ED342464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Child Care Collaboration: Making A Difference.
Campbell, Wendell, Comp.
The St. Louis (Missouri) Regional Child Care Partnership was created in 1990 to improve child care in the St. Louis and Metro East areas, where the quality, availability, and affordability of child care are community-wide problems. The partnership was formed by the Child Day Care Association of St. Louis and the St. Louis branches of the Junior League, National Black Child Development Institute, and National Council of Jewish Women. The partnership is governed by a coordinating council comprised of early childhood professionals, child care providers, and representatives of a wide range of government and community groups, employers, child health experts, media, and parents. The council serves as the board of directors and convenes task forces to study particular issues. The first task forces will focus on developing an adequate supply of well-trained caregivers; fostering public policy that is supportive of high quality, affordable, and accessible child care services and family-friendly employment policies; and promoting employer commitment to child care services and policies. This compilation, which is designed to serve as a guide for those contemplating a collaborative approach to child care needs, includes: (1) information on the role, membership, structure, and responsibilities of the coordinating council; (2) an overview of the structure and administration of the task forces, including the charges of the first convened task forces; (3) results of research on funding and other partnership models; (4) an eight-item annotated bibliography; and (5) an article on employer-provided child care. (AC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Regional Child Care Partnership, Inc., MO.
Note: Paper presented at the National Black Child Development Institute Conference (St. Louis, MO, October 23-25, 1991).