ERIC Number: ED407082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Celebrating the History of Family Child Care: The Legacy of Those Who Have Gone Before.
Gellert, Sandra; And Others
There are times when interest runs high and many people are drawn to learning about the origin of their profession. The twentieth anniversary of the Save the Children Family Child Care Conference was such an occasion. This report is the result of a collaborative partnership between the Children's Foundation of Washington, D.C. and Save the Children Child Care Support Center of Atlanta, Georgia. Research into the history of family child care was conducted with the following in mind: the origin of things, the growth of the profession, appreciation for the mentors and pioneers, and creating a future by looking at the past. The report is divided into three parts. Part 1, "National Organizations which Have Contributed to the Growth and Development of Family Child Care," provides descriptions and mission statements of 31 national groups which have contributed information in their own words about their role in the history of family child care. Part 2, "Benchmarks in the History of Family Child Care: A Working Chronology," details significant happenings in the history of family child care in order of date, including noteworthy dates from the earliest years, more recent times (1940-1965), and modern times (1966-present). Part 3, "Chronological History of State/Territory Regulation of Family Child Care," presents the history of the regulation of family child care in date order. (WJC)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, History, National Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, Program Descriptions, State Regulation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.; Save the Children, Atlanta, GA.