ERIC Number: ED447932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Child Development Functionality Assessment Guide: Standards and Requirements for Developing Most Efficient Organizations.
Department of the Army, Washington, DC.
As part of its cost containment efforts, the U.S. Navy continues to evaluate its child development program to expand availability without compromising the high quality standards required by the 1989 Military Child Care Act. This manual provides guidelines for conducting Functionality Assessments (FA) and delineates the standards and requirements for developing Most Efficient Organizations (MEOs) within the Navy Child Development Program. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the FA process for the Child Development Program, including the basis for standards, FA requirements and responsibilities, and operational requirements. Chapter 2 discusses the organizational structure of the child development program and the business processes. Chapter 3 addresses identification of child care demand, capacity, and age group distribution. Chapter 4 deals with staffing standards, including position descriptions, staffing patterns depending on program size and type, and salary comparisons. Chapter 5 presents standards for food service, supplies, and equipment. Chapter 6 provides standards for child development home subsidies. Chapter 7 deals with nonappropriated fund revenues such as parent fees and reimbursement from participation in the USDA food program. Chapter 8 provides standards for identification and reporting of expenses. Chapter 9 details performance metrics for evaluation and MEO submission requirements for child development programs. Chapter 10 contains printouts of 11 MEO worksheets to be used by regional and stand-alone programs in their MEO submission. Appendices are in the form of two compact discs containing descriptions of appropriated and non-appropriated fund positions and grades, and the MEO worksheet files. (KB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Army, Washington, DC.