ERIC Number: ED438056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Better Family Child Care Jobs: Model Work Standards.
Based on the premise that good child care jobs are the cornerstone of high-quality services for children and families, this booklet details workplace standards for family child care providers. The booklet is designed to be used for educating family child care providers, evaluating individual family child care programs, setting goals and measuring success, and enlisting the wider community in advocating for the resources that family child care providers need. Following an introduction describing the development of the model work standards and how they may be used, the booklet is divided into five parts. Part 1 describes the elements of a model contract or parent-provider agreement, and program policies that affect the quality of the provider's work environment. Part 2 addresses the professional development needs of providers. Part 3 looks at the home as a work environment, and sets criteria for assessing quality from the perspective of a provider's needs. Part 4 applies to providers who employ co-teachers, assistants, or other helpers. Part 5 features the importance of community support for creating better child care jobs. Seven appendices include worksheets and information on the legal impact of antitrust laws and family child care accreditation. (Contains 13 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Child Caregivers, Community Support, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Employees, Family Day Care, Fringe Benefits, Income, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Personnel Evaluation, Professional Development, Standards, Work Environment, Working Hours
Center for the Child Care Workforce, 733 15th Street, N.W., Suite 1037, Washington, DC 20005-2112. Tel: 800-879-67849 (Toll Free); Tel: 202-737-7700; e-mail: MWS@ccw.org; Web site: http://www.ccw.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Ms. Foundation for Women.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Child Care Workforce, Washington, DC.