ERIC Number: ED374904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
School Age Child Care: Common Issues in Program Design and Evaluation with Annotated Bibliography. Australian Early Childhood Resource Booklets No. 2.
Noting an increase in demand for school-age child care offerings, with no corresponding establishment of guidelines for program development, this booklet addresses design and evaluation issues in school age child care (SACC) in Australia. The booklet is largely based on two surveys of SACC programs conducted in 1986. The issues discussed in the booklet include: (1) the high level of staff turnover in most SACC programs, which is often caused by low wages, odd hours, and poor working conditions; (2) the need for adequate resources for staff to carry out the program mission; (3) the lack of before-school care in most programs; (4) the lack of dedicated space, with most SACC programs using public areas, such as cafeterias or assembly room, or sharing space with other programs; and (5) the criteria for program assessment and evaluation. A 25-item annotated bibliography is included. (MDM)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Educational Environment, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Faculty Mobility, Foreign Countries, Labor Turnover, Program Design, Program Evaluation, School Age Day Care
Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., P.O. Box 105, Watson, Australian Capital Territory, 2602, Australia ($6.25 Australian).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson.
Identifiers - Location: Australia