ERIC Number: ED255300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Establishing a Child Care Substitute Caregiver System.
Substitute caregivers are needed by day care centers in every state. Indeed, some areas are experiencing severe shortages of applicants for child care positions and short-term substitute work. This article describes problems encountered in current substitute caregiver systems and suggests ways of dealing with such problems. Specifically discussed are recruitment procedures, screening methods, training programs for substitutes, and the overall administration of a substitute caregiver system. Listed are procedures identified by the Child Care Employee Project in Berkeley, California, that help programs keep substitutes. Subsequent discussion focuses on issues addressed by resource and referral services developing new substitute teacher systems and improving existing systems. Concluding remarks emphasize the importance of continuous recruitment efforts and regular dissemination of updated substitute lists to child care personnel. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A