ERIC Number: ED352116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Addressing the Need for School Age Child Care: A Guide for Philadelphia Elementary School Principals.
Mintzer, Janet L.
The Delaware Valley Child Care Council (DVCCC) developed this booklet to help Philadelphia school principals plan and develop privately run after-school centers in their schools. First, an executive summary documents the need for school-age day care nationwide and in the Philadelphia area. Section I offers guidance on planning a school-age child care program, including information on surveying parents to determine the need for the program and on collaborating with school administrators, teachers, and parent groups. The following areas related to collaboration are highlighted for attention: (1) in-kind services and facilities; (2) provision of the basic agreement with the child care provider; (3) lines of communication between school, provider, and parents; (4) staffing; and (5) assurance of quality. Next, guidance on developing and distributing a request for proposal (RFP) is provided, including an outline of the information the RFP should elicit. Guidelines on evaluating proposals and selecting a child care provider are also included. Section II lists three agencies that can help in the planning process and identifies sources of information on start-up funding, food costs, subsidized day care funding, and Title IVA monies. This section also includes a sample parent survey and a sample RFP. Finally, section III presents an eight-item bibliography. Information on the DVCCC is attached. (AC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Valley Child Care Council, Philadelphia, PA.; Day Care Association of Montgomery County, Inc., PA.