ERIC Number: ED407091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care Success for Your Kids and You: A Guide and Organizer for Working Parents.
Austin, Elizabeth M.; And Others
This guide is designed to assist employed parents in preparing themselves and their children for a successful child care experience. Chapter 1 covers child care selection, including resources available to aid in selection, characteristics of quality care, comparative shopping, and changing child care programs. Chapter 2 provides tips for preparing oneself for the required paperwork and forms, child care routines, and the provider-parent relationship. Chapter 3 deals with preparing one's child for entering child care, with specific guidelines for children of different ages. Chapter 4 instructs parents on clothing and other items for children at child care which can help the day run smoothly. Chapter 5 provides guidelines for staying healthy at home, reducing the spread of infection in child care settings, and identifying potential health problems common in child care settings. Chapter 6 examines ways to prepare on a daily basis for getting to child care, school, and work on time, including preparing the night before, having organized storage areas for outdoor clothing, and making a checklist of items needed for child care. Chapters 7 and 8 present guidelines for dealing with the daily separation and reuniting of parents and children to better enable them to cope with their feelings. The guide concludes with a list of resources for additional information and a child care success checklist. (Contains two references.) (DR)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Employed Parents, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parent Role, Separation Anxiety, Stress Management, Young Children
Preschool Enrichment Team, 1392 Main Street, Suite 822, Springfield, MA 01103.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Preschool Enrichment Team, Inc., Springfield, MA.