ERIC Number: ED349099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for the Productive Employment of Older Adults in Child Care.
Newman, Sally M.; And Others
This publication offers guidelines that policymakers, advocates of children and older adults, and child care practitioners can use to provide older adults with opportunities to work in the child care field. Guidelines that address developmental issues relating to older adults concern employers' sensitivity to older adults and staffing patterns in child care programs that restore missing elements in children's lives. Guidelines that apply to preemployment activities concern recruitment, preemployment training, and the screening and hiring of older adults. Guidelines for training relate to provision of training appropriate to applicants' level of knowledge and skill, certification, training content, orientation, and in-service training. Guidelines that address working conditions concern: (1) compensation and benefits; (2) provision of a healthy, safe, and comfortable working environment; (3) ongoing supervision; and (4) clearly defined personnel policies. Guidelines that apply to career advancement relate to workers' opportunities to enter a career ladder, the assignment of meaningful tasks, and the employer's role in relation to workers. (BC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florence V. Burden Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Center for Social and Urban Research.