ERIC Number: ED409993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Generations: A Co-Located Intergenerational Day Care Program. Replication Manual.
Ward, Christopher R.; And Others
This manual describes the procedures for planning and implementing a co-located or shared-site intergenerational day care program, based on the experiences of the Generations program in Columbus, Ohio. Part 1 of the manual defines co-located or shared site programs, provides a rationale for providing co-located child day care and adult day services, and suggests possible sites for such programs. Part 2 describes the Generations Program, a collaboration between a day program for older adults and younger adults who are physically or cognitively impaired, and a YWCA child care center. The adult program operated on the first floor of a shared building and the child care center operated on the second floor. The description includes program goals, the individual programs, and a summary of the findings of an evaluation of the intergenerational components of the programs. Part 3 outlines the development and implementation of an intergenerational program, including: (1) administration and management, design and construction, and fundraising; (2) staffing, including shared staffing, the intergenerational coordinator position, and recruitment and selection; (3) staff training, parent and family participation, and adult client and child orientation; (4) ongoing funding of the program; (5) specific design issues, such as program structure, and joint programming; (6) program evaluation; and (7) ideas for ensuring program success, noting the importance of the coordinator position and staff recognition. Appended are the coordinator position description, sample activities, evaluation materials, and resources. (KB)
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Intergenerational Programs, Occupational Information, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Young Children
Generations Together Publications, 121 University Place, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15260; phone: 412-648-2209 (Publication No. 545, $12.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Center for Social and Urban Research.; Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Generations Together.