ERIC Number: ED369513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Quality Child Care for Hispanic Families: Support and Training for Spanish-Speaking Family Day Care Providers. A Survey of Community-Based Organizations.
Wong, Eliza; And Others
A survey was conducted of 167 community-based organizations in 40 states that support family child-care providers. Conducted by the Children's Foundation, the survey sought to examine the need for Spanish-language training and instructional materials by family child-care organizations. Responses indicated that over 80 percent of the responding organizations offered training as well as referral services, and 38 percent sponsored family day-care networks. The vast majority of respondents reported Spanish-speaking people in their service areas; the respondents were providing, or planned to provide, assistance to this population. Major obstacles to such assistance were a lack of bilingual counselors and a lack of Spanish-language training and instructional materials. Many centers reported having to translate or adapt their own materials to Spanish-speaking audiences. Nearly 9 percent of the organizations did not have any materials translated into Spanish. The survey clearly identified the need for providing services to the growing Spanish-speaking community. (A copy of the survey form is appended.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Bilingual Teachers, Community Organizations, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Spanish, Teacher Education
Children's Foundation, 725 Fifteenth Street, N.W., #505, Washington, DC 20005-2109 ($4).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.