ERIC Number: ED342949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Fayetteville West Campus Child Care/Parenting Project. Program Improvement Final Report.
Fayetteville School District 1, AR.
This paper describes a Child Care/Parenting Project established to meet the needs of teen parents and parents-to-be in 19 area schools served by the West Campus Technical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The presence of a licensed child care facility on the vocational high school campus helped to expand and improve the vocational education program. Training in child care was provided to secondary students who enrolled; by real life exposure to babies, child care students developed more realistic ideas about teen parenting and its responsibilities. The project focused on dropout prevention for at-risk teen parents and parents-to-be and offered them parenting instruction. Student and parent evaluations were a continuous part of the project. Daily evaluation forms for the classroom and child care center were used. Results showed that the project enrolled over 60 teen parents in the last 3 years but there were only 2 repeat pregnancies. Students enrolled in child care training did not get pregnant. Among others, recommendations were made to: request increased budget and staffing; require increased parent participation in child care; and work closely with area agencies and organizations. (A Child Care/Parenting Center Monograph is appended. It includes parent's and student's handbooks; explanations of procedures for school management of infectious diseases; evaluation, pupil enrollment, health record, child information, and permission forms; a resource list; an equipment list for infant/toddler room; and examples of publicity.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Fayetteville School District 1, AR.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas