Rationale for Child Care Services Programs vs Politics. Volume One
This volume presents a cogent introduction to the history, needs, and major concerns in child care, suggests the basic and essential components of a comprehensive program including planning, organizing and funding.
Model Programs and Components Volume Two.
This volume focuses on planning and implementation of model programs and presents necessary steps to achieve a comprehensive and practical service to the community including health, food, social and psychological services and local experiences in Appalachia, California, Colorado and Oregon.
Creative Homes and Centers Volume Three
This volume views child care as an integral, vital, and comprehensive service for all families; infant care, family homes and centers; focusing on specific required services including licensing, location, extent of services, design and environment for learning and playing for young children, and quality controls.
Special Needs and Services Volume Four
This volume examines and supports parent participation, training programs, role of play in the physical, mental and social development of children, and community involvement as the basis for effective child care programs. Includes perspectives from different cultures and needs when considering the delivery of services.
Confronting the Child Care Crisis Volume Five
This volume includes an outstanding, historically important analysis of childcare dynamics and practical guidebook for change is essential reading about unmet needs of childcare. Based on years of personal, professional experience, facts and problems show how inadequate childcare significantly contributes to a national dilemma of increased family stress.
Dr. Toy's Smart Play: How to Raise a Child with a High P.Q. (Play Quotient)
Original, comprehensive guide for selecting best toys, games, products, expanding child’s play and developing "Play Quotient" (PQ). Helps navigate options, evaluate educational, age-appropriate toys and make play a life-long, nurturing experience; plus 160 easily accessible activities. Perfect for consumers and anyone in the toy industry from designers to sales.
Choosing Childcare: Finding and Keeping the Best Childcare Arrangements
Covers trends, knowing your needs and needs of your child, understanding the choices and how to select what is best, pros and cons of different childcare arrangements, basic questions to ask to get more information, planning a budget, gathering resources, schedules, and other essentials, making workable arrangements and being involved, knowing your child is happy and how to manage the adjustments, handy checklists and much more.
The Contest: A Novel
Shelly Stern is an attractive, divorced mother living in Washington, D.C. during the tumultuous 1960s. While other young women are burning bras, heading for Woodstock or taking up civil rights, Shelly is in a dull green government office working on educating poor children, and making a difference in childcare so single mothers can work without worrying. Her job and three-year-old daughter Alison gives her little social life. Shelly meets handsome and charismatic Dr. Doug Fine, a pediatrician from California at a meeting on health care for "Head Start." Doug is attracted to Shelly and begins a long distance romance between Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. When President Nixon vetoes the childcare bill that Shelly had poured several years into seeing come to fruition, she heads to California to begin her work on her PhD and to be closer to Doug. A miscommunication at the apartment she rented forces her to stay with Doug for a few days. Soon the whole household is dependent on Shelly and the two families began relationship Shelly calls a perfect "blendship." After two years of living together and hiring an array of lovable, crazy housekeepers and meeting interesting colleagues, friends, pets, and colorful neighbors, Doug and Shelly marry. The marriage begins a roller coaster ride that has more inclines and dips than the hilly streets of San Francisco. Come with Shelly as she remembers her story that like the sun rose in the east and set in the west, and find out why she entered, "The Contest".