ERIC Number: ED399033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Programs and National Service: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Early Childhood Planning. Preliminary Version.
Collins, Ray; And Others
This preliminary guide is designed to help AmeriCorps and other national service programs plan and deliver effective early childhood services. The guide can also be used in community-based planning to incorporate national service organizations in early childhood program initiatives. Following an overview of the roles that AmeriCorps and other participants in the Corporation for National Service play in early childhood programs, the guide provides information on programs supported by four groups: AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA, National Senior Service Corps, and Learn and Serve America. The third section of the guide, "Training and Technical Assistance," provides details on how to obtain help from the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) through telephone consultation, newsletter articles, on-site visits, workshops, the Internet, and connections with other information centers, such as the National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC). This section includes a directory of Training and Technical Assistance Providers. The fourth section, "National Organizations," is a directory of groups that provide advocacy, information, research, and technical assistance in the child care field. The fifth section, "State and Federal Contacts," is a directory of state commissions, state program offices, cluster offices and service centers, and federal contacts. The final section, "Directory of AmeriCorps Early Childhood Programs," offers detailed contact information for the AmeriCorps programs listed in the second section. (EV)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Corporation for National Service.; AmeriCorps Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, Vienna, VA.