ERIC Number: ED438081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Child Care Challenge: Models for Child Care Services. Neighborhood Networks.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Multifamily Housing.
Neighborhood Networks is a community-based initiative established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide residents of HUD-assisted or insured properties with programs, activities, and training promoting economic self-sufficiency. This booklet provides Neighborhood Networks centers information on successful models of home-based child care. Centers can then use these models to develop child care services for resident families and expand the employment and business opportunities of residents. The booklet highlights "Project Opportunity," a replicable model for developing high-quality child care services that provide viable employment opportunities. Information is provided on program design, outcomes achieved by the program, and barriers to starting child care services. The report also provides tips to community groups interested in starting family child care, including information on resources and examples of other successful child care delivery systems. The concluding section describes child care services already being provided to residents at Neighborhood Networks centers, and lists resources for developing home-based child care. (EV)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Models, Program Design
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Neighborhood Networks, 9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031-1207. Tel: 888-312-2743 (Toll Free); For full text: http://www,hud.gov/nnw/nnwg0002.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Multifamily Housing.