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ERIC Number: ED472735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Day Care in the Community. Action Research in Family and Early Childhood. UNESCO Education Sector Monograph = Accueil des jeunes enfants dans la communaute. Recherche-action sur la famille et la petite enfance. UNESCO Secteur de l'education monographie.
Noting demographic pressures and increased poverty most countries experience, this report shows how parents and family members can work in their communities in developing countries to provide low-cost and efficient child care facilities for very young children and explains how such community-based early childhood programs benefit whole families. The report describes the equipment needed to enable a center- or home-based child care program to operate effectively and offers suggestions regarding the selection of child caregivers and ways to compensate them for their services. Also included is an outline of the main activities to be carried out in the child care center related to health, hygiene, and nutrition; language skills; cooperation with others through play; and rest periods. The report concludes by noting that if poor families work together and share their human and material resources, they will be able to provide care for children before they enter a school program. Completing the report is a list of questions for parents to consider regarding child care and activities for parents. (KB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Care, Child Caregivers, Community Programs, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Early Childhood Education, Organizations (Groups), Parents, Program Development, Program Implementation
Early Childhood and Family Education Section, ED/BAS/ECF/UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France. Tel: 33-1-45-68-08-12; Fax: 33-1-45-68-56-27/28; Web site: http://www.unesco.org/education/educprog/ecf/index.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Early Childhood and Family Education Unit.