ERIC Number: ED362336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Standards for Quality School-Age Child Care.
Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.; National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
This guide provides standards for school principals and other administrators exploring school-age child care programs, reviews child care research and effective practices that have emerged over the past two decades, and describes characteristics of effective programs. An introduction describes the growing need for day care services; defines school-age day care; and provides four steps to begin planning a program, including building a partnership with community organizations, assessing the local supply and need, using the assessment to design the program, and gaining approval for start-up. The next section describes the role of the school with respect to school-based programs, the use of outdoor and indoor space, and community-based programs. Human relationships are discussed in the third section, including the relationships between program staff and children, individual staff members, staff and parents, and the program and the school. Program activities and scheduling are the focus of the fourth section. The final section reviews program administration, highlighting requirements for personnel; provisions for the safety, health, and nutrition of children; fiscal management; and issues related to authorization, licensing, and liability. For each program area discussed, standards for excellence and quality indicators are provided to establish a checklist for program implementation. This checklist and 23 references are appended. (BCY)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Educational Quality, Elementary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Age Day Care, School Community Relationship, School Role, Standards, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Primerica Foundation, Greenwich, CT.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.; National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.