ERIC Number: ED361058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Best of Texas Yearbook. Second Edition.
Barrera, Rebecca Maria; And Others
Designed to celebrate the achievements and successful activities of professionals and community leaders throughout Texas, this yearbook describes 60 innovative programs that have confronted difficult issues, explored solutions, and taken risks to help families in Texas. The first section of the yearbook presents the Best of Texas Awards in six categories (legislative leadership, funding for construction and program development, municipal leadership, coalition building, and loan fund development) for activities that have long-term impact on services to children. The second through fourth sections provide descriptions of programs that impact children, families, and child care professionals. Programs described in section 2 address topics of: (1) child care; (2) homelessness; (3) latchkey children; (4) child abuse prevention; (5) special education; and (6) culturally appropriate curriculum. Programs profiled in section 3 consider parenting education, preventive health care, and family support systems; while those highlighted in section 4 address topics of child care staffing, teacher training, and employer initiatives in child care. For each program there is a program description, a highlights summary, and a section on barriers to implementation, as well as a list of funding sources. (MM)
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Welfare, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Day Care Centers, Elementary Education, Employer Supported Day Care, Family Programs, Financial Support, Parent Education, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, School Age Day Care, Special Education, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Levi Strauss Foundation, Inc., San Francisco, CA.; Texas State Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Austin.; Texas State Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Corporate Child Development Fund for Texas, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas