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ERIC Number: ED349103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Stride Rite Intergenerational Day Care Center: Background.
Stride Rite Corp., Cambridge, MA.
The Stride Rite Intergenerational Day Care Center is located in the Stride Rite Corporation's headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The facility is designed to provide day care to both children and elders, using two separate wings to afford privacy to each group and a large central area for informal interaction between children and elders. The program was developed to meet the physical, social, and intellectual needs of children and elders through a carefully planned and supervised curriculum. Activities for the children and elders, separately and together, include reading and writing stories, playing table games, celebrating holidays and birthdays, cooking and eating, enjoying arts and crafts, and going on field trips. The center operates through a public-private collaboration involving the Stride Rite Corporation; Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services, which provides the expertise in screening and referral of elderly clients, curriculum development, and training; and Wheelock College, which provides the academic framework to support the program's research and curriculum development components. This collection of materials on the center and its plans for development includes: (1) a program overview; (2) a booklet relating the Stride Rite Corporation's child care experience; (3) a profile of Stride Rite from an article; (4) three newspaper articles on the intergenerational program; and (5) a brochure on the Center's Elder Program. (AC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stride Rite Corp., Cambridge, MA.