ERIC Number: ED417838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Rights in the Workplace: A Guide for Child Care Teachers.
Owens, Christine; Stoken, Amy; Fritts, Jonathan; Magar, Michele; Bellm, Dan; Shukla, Renu; Vardell, Rosemarie; Wayne, Claudia; Whitebook, Marcy
Research on child care quality and experience in the field shows that the quality of working conditions are linked to a caregiver's ability to provide quality care. Noting that legal rights that generally apply to most child care teachers are not upheld in every workplace, this guide provides information on federal legal rights of child care teaching staff. Issues discussed in the guide's question-answer format include: overtime pay, training during non-work hours, interview questions, employment contracts, and union organizing. Four appendices include state Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) information, and a list of federal agencies that enforce the laws discussed in the guide. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Federal Regulation, Job Satisfaction
National Center for the Early Childhood Work Force, 733 15th Street, N.W., Suite 1037, Washington, DC 20005-2112; phone: 202-737-7700; fax: 202-737-0370; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Early Childhood Work Force, Washington, DC.; Worker Options Resource Center, Washington, DC.