ERIC Number: ED356030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Expanding School-Age Child Care: A Community Action Guide.
League of Women Voters Education Fund, Washington, DC.
In January 1990, the League of Women Voters (LWV) Education Fund launched a 2-year national project to increase the availability of affordable, quality school-age child care for low and moderate income families. As part of this national project, local LWVs implemented model projects with one or more of the following activities: (1) increasing the supply of available school-age child care spaces; (2) improving the quality of existing programs; (3) securing funding for program operating expenses or tuition scholarships; and (4) providing community education on the importance of school-age child care. This guide contains profiles of 15 local projects. An analysis of the projects explains the impact of strategies used in the projects on the quality of child care. The analysis also considers project funding, community education, and populations served. Project evaluations indicated that the ability to recruit and retain well-trained staff had a direct effect on the success of the project, and a 2-year period was required to build a coalition of community groups that would last beyond the initial impetus of outside funding. Lists of steps to follow in starting or expanding a school-age child care program, resources relevant to child care, and organizations involved in child care issues are appended. (SM)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Community Education, Community Support, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Financial Support, Latchkey Children, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Children, Program Descriptions, School Age Day Care
League of Women Voters of the United States, 1730 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (Publication No. 923, $4.95; $3.95 for members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., Greensboro, NC.; American Express Foundation, New York, NY.; Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: League of Women Voters Education Fund, Washington, DC.