ERIC Number: ED354100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Run Day Care Centres: The Growth of a French Community Initiative. Studies and Evaluation Papers No. 8.
This report examines how parent involvement in running day care centers in France has increased in recent years, and investigates the role that the Association des Collectifs Enfants Parents Professionnels (ACEPP) has played in making this form of child care more acceptable. After a discussion of the historical development and current choices of child care provisions in France, the concept of parent-run day care centers is described. Information is presented about the establishment and operation of parent-run centers, as well as issues and problems associated with this form of child care. The role of ACEPP in promoting development, encouraging dialogue, providing training, and working in the poorest areas of France is discussed, and applications of the model to disadvantaged and migrant families are described. A description is provided of the ACEPP-Bernard van Leer Foundation Project, a 3-year experimental project which examines factors limiting educational attainment among young disadvantaged migrants. The report closes with a discussion of overall issues and conclusions drawn from the study. Brief descriptions of three parent-run day care centers in Paris are attached. (MM)
Descriptors: Day Care Centers, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Migrants, Parent Participation, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Opinion, Social Influences
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Identifiers - Location: France