Not Just a Babysitter: Making Child Care Work for You

Not Just a Babysitter: Making Child Care Work for You

by Julie Powers, Yvonne Pearson
     
 

In an age of two-income households and 50-hour workweeks, today's parents rely on professional childcare as never before. And while most parents understand that a daycare provider is much more than a glorified babysitter, they may struggle to make this important relationship more than a five-minute, twice-a-day interaction.

In a unique new series for parents

Overview

In an age of two-income households and 50-hour workweeks, today's parents rely on professional childcare as never before. And while most parents understand that a daycare provider is much more than a glorified babysitter, they may struggle to make this important relationship more than a five-minute, twice-a-day interaction.

In a unique new series for parents of children in childcare, Not Just a Babysitter gives parents new ways to think about their relationships with their care provider and offers thoughtful strategies for partnering with them to create the most satisfying and rewarding experience for their child.

Written by a former childcare center director with years of experience working with small children, this practical resource gives parents a basis from which they can:

Develop a trusting relationship with their provider based on open communication

Understand and have input into how program policies affect their child

Contribute to an ongoing dialogue about everything from early learning to discipline

Tackle learning and behavior issues as a shared responsibility

Unlike any other book for parents, Not Just a Babysitter helps parents understand and benefit from the rich rewards high-quality childcare providers have to offer the children in their lives.

Julie Powers has worked as a teacher, administrator, and college educator in early childhood education. She lives in Placerville, Colorado.

Redleaf Guides for Parents

Redleaf Guides for Parents is a new series that offers parents field-tested, cutting-edge thinking about creating positive partnerships with the adults who carefor their children. For over 30 years, Redleaf Press has been a leading publisher of exceptional professional resources for the early childhood field.



Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929610754
Publisher:
Redleaf Press
Publication date:
11/15/2005
Series:
Redleaf Guides for Parents Ser.
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Julie Powers is the director at the University of Hawaii-Manoa Children's Center. She has previously worked as a teacher, administrator and college educator in early childhood education. She has also presented workshops at conferences across the country and has had several articles published in Child Care Information Exchange.

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