ERIC Number: ED349082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for School-Age Child Care in Texas.
Baker, Nancy A.
This manual was designed to assist Texas school districts in their efforts to implement Senate Bill (SB) 913 and to serve as a guide for organizing child care programs in the schools. Chapter 1 provides a summary of SB 913, a bill that requires school districts with more than 5,000 students to hold annual public hearings on out-of-school care for children in prekindergarten through 7th grade. The bill also provides funding for child care programs. Chapter 2 offers guidelines on conducting needs assessments and public hearings. Chapter 3 compares advantages of school-operated programs and those operated by outside groups, and lists the provisions to be covered in agreements between school districts and outside groups. Guidance on mobilizing community resources and setting up a new organization is provided. Chapters 4 through 6 focus on budgeting income and expenses, obtaining outside funding, and legal issues. Chapter 7 looks at the child care program, covering objectives, interest centers and other activities, the physical environment, grouping, scheduling, materials and supplies, food, and accreditation. Chapter 8 reviews developmental characteristics and needs of 4- to 12-year-olds. A section on special needs children is included. Chapter 9 discusses personnel and staffing issues and chapter 10 reviews ways of ensuring parent involvement. Finally, chapter 11 describes model programs illustrating a variety of approaches to school-age child care. A 44-item bibliography, a list of resources, and additional information on SB 913 are appended. (AC)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Budgeting, Child Development, Compliance (Legal), Demonstration Programs, Elementary Education, Financial Support, Hearings, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, School Age Day Care, School Personnel, State Federal Aid, State Legislation
Corporate Child Development Fund, Attention: Nancy Baker, 4029 Capital of Texas Hwy. S., Suite 102, Austin, TX 78704-7920 ($16.75, plus $3.50 shipping and handling. Texas residents must add $1.34 sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas State Dept. of Community Affairs, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Corporate Child Development Fund for Texas, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas