ERIC Number: ED350068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Highlights of the NCJW National Family Day Care Project (1988-1992).
National Council of Jewish Women, New York, NY. Center for the Child.
The National Family Day Care Project (NFDCP) was undertaken by the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) to create and support demonstration projects for community-based organizations to ensure the availability of high quality family day care. During the first 2 years of the 4-year project, NCJW volunteers in 31 communities in 21 states assessed family day care needs and designed appropriate community service, education, and advocacy projects to respond to them. Each local NCJW section then implemented one or more projects in partnership with key leaders and organizations from the public and private sectors. This booklet contains case study descriptions of some exemplary local projects. The projects focused on: (1) increasing the supply of family day care by identifying and recruiting unregulated providers, educating parents, developing a small grants program for providers, and training providers via public television; (2) developing resources to help family day care providers succeed by helping potential care providers become licensed, providing a mobile resource van, producing a directory of services, and providing grants; (3) encouraging the legal operation of family day care homes by supporting statewide legislation through coalition building, surveying local zoning ordinances, and helping providers apply for licenses; and (4) organizing family day care community education campaigns focusing on consumer education for parents and child care fairs. (AC)
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Community Action, Compliance (Legal), Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Grants, National Organizations, Program Descriptions, State Legislation, Training, Volunteers
National Council of Jewish Women, 53 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., Greensboro, NC.; Levi Strauss Foundation, Inc., San Francisco, CA.; AT&T Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Jewish Women, New York, NY. Center for the Child.