Child Care that Works: A Parent's Guide to Finding Quality Child Care

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Gryphon House, Inc., 2000 - Child care - 354 pages
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Child care is a critical need for many of today's parents. But finding a child care provider who can meet your child's particular needs and give your child the nurturing, supportive environment you seek can be a stressful process. With Child Care That Works, husband-and-wife team Mon and Eva Cochran offer five decades of experience in child care to ease parents' concerns. They explain how to identify quality care, what to look for in a provider, what to ask potential providers, how to make sure your children get the care they need, and much, much more. An essential childcare reference.
Jean Feldman is the author of several early childhood books for teachers including Transition Time and Rainy Day Activities. She lives in Dunwoody, Georgia.
 

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Contents

Part
1
Getting Started
3
Port
5
What Are the Options?
8
What Is Quality Care?
23
How to Locate Care
38
Types of Care and How to Find Them
44
Family and Group Family Child Care
47
Part
193
Building Partnerships
205
How to Support Your Childs Caregiver
207
The Caregiver as a Family Resource
216
Paying for Child Care
227
Child Care on a Shoestring
235
How to Improve Child Care Conditions
245
Employers and Public Policies
252

Center Care
73
PartDay Programs
109
Care in Your Own Home
120
SchoolAge Child Care
135
Creative Alternatives
155
Part 3
158
Staying in Touch with Your Child and with Yourself 11 Time Off after the Birth of Your Child
169
Childrens Reactions to Child Care
184
Handling Guilt and Anxiety
192
A National Support Service Organizations and Agencies for Children
263
Family Child Care Forms and Checklists
297
Center Care Forms and Checklists
311
E PartDay Program Form
323
G SchoolAge Care Forms and Checklists
332
H Suggested Reading and Other Resources
338
Index
344
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Cochran, former director of the Day Care and Child Development Council of Tompkins County, New York, and the Cornell Infant Care Center, now coordinates the Continuing Education Child Care Training Project at Tompkins Cortland Community College.

MONCRIEFF COCHRAN is Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Cornell University. He has extensive international experience as a child day-care consultant and researcher, and his numerous publications have appeared in a variety of scholarly j

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