ERIC Number: ED437137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Family Day Care in Latino Communities: Experiences of the California Child Care Initiative.
While Latinos make up approximately 9 percent of the total population of the United States, they comprise over 25 percent of California's population. Although over half of Latino American women have entered the workforce, a severe family and child poverty rate persists. Since 1990, through a project called "El Comienzo" ("The Beginning"), California's community-based child care resource and referral agencies have been attempting to improve delivery of child care services for young Latino children. The California Child Care Resource and Referral Network is a nonprofit organization that serves 60 agencies. El Comienzo is an outgrowth of the network's California Child Care Initiative, focusing on family day care. Currently, El Comienzo is embarking on a new national phase of activity, providing training and technical assistance to groups attempting to improve quality of family day care services serving Latinos. This report reviews the project's history and serves as a guide to help future implementation of Latino-based child care initiatives. The report sections are: (1) "Guiding Principles"; (2) "Resource Publications for Recruitment and Training"; (3) "Site Selection and Project Management," including support and coordination of sites, fundraising, and training; (4) "Project Activities"; and (5) "Observations and Conclusions." (BGC)
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers, Child Rearing, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Family Programs, Hispanic Americans, Latin Americans, Low Income, Planning, Poverty, Social Agencies, Technical Assistance, Training
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 111 New Montgomery Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105. Tel: 415-882-0234.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, N.Y.; American Express Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, San Francisco.
Identifiers - Location: California