ERIC Number: ED365408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Older Adults Caring for Children: Intergenerational Child Care.
Helfgott, Kim Pawley
The result of a project that also developed a database of intergenerational child care program, this publication summarizes intergenerational child care programs in which adults age 55 or older provide child care services to infants, toddlers, and school-age children on a volunteer or salaried basis. Chapter 1 provides a rationale for intergenerational child care and outlines the benefits for all populations involved. Recommendations for planning, developing, and implementing a successful intergenerational child care program are offerd in chapter 2. Chapter 3 contains 35 summary descriptions of intergenerational child care programs throughout the United States. The summaries include the name, address, and telephone number of the program contact as well as program descriptions. Chapter 4 presents 15 summaries of programs that recruit, train, and refer older adults for work in child care programs. The summaries include program contact information and describe the content and structure of the training and outcomes of the program. Eight appendices include an annotated bibliography of resources relevant to intergenerational child care programing, a list of experts who can provide technical assistance to those who are interested in starting an intergenerational program, and other administrative tools such as a sample job application and evaluation form. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Intergenerational Programs, Job Training, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, School Age Day Care, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Generations United, 440 First Street, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20001-2085 ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Generations United, Washington, DC.