ERIC Number: ED464748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Grassroots Organizing: A Handbook for Child Care Teachers and Family Child Care Providers. Revised Second Edition.
Center for the Child Care Workforce, Washington, DC.
The Center for the Child Care Workforce (formerly the Child Care Employee Project), has provided leadership for a nationwide grassroots effort called the Worthy Wage Campaign, an activist initiative to increase public awareness and to press for a public investment of child care funds directly targeted to improving child care jobs. This handbook offers practical help in building an active, effective worthy wage group at the community level. Part 1 of the handbook discusses the organization of a local worthy wage group and addresses issues related to defining goals, choosing tasks, avoiding burnout, reaching out to community to build diversity, and maintaining group continuity. Part 2 presents activities, exercises, and action plans that have been used successfully by local worthy wage groups, leadership training classes, and mentoring programs. Part 3 offers suggestions for facilitating meetings and workshops, including tips for moderating discussions, dealing with difficult dynamics, making decisions, and evaluating a meeting or workshop. Principles guiding the national Worthy Wage Campaign from 1991 to 1999 conclude the report and provide a springboard for defining the principles to guide local work. (Contains 13 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Change Strategies, Child Caregivers, Compensation (Remuneration), Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Leadership Training, Salaries, Wages
Center for the Child Care Workforce, 733 15th Street, Suite 1037, Washington, DC 20005-2112 ($4; complete Worthy Wage Action Packet, $10). Tel: 202-737-7700; Fax: 202-737-0370; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.ccw.org/pubs/grassrootshandbook.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Child Care Workforce, Washington, DC.