School-Age Children With Special Needs
What Do They Do When School Is Out?
by Dale Borman Fink
January 1988, 152pp, 5 1/2x8 1/2
1 volume, Praeger

Paperback: 978-0-313-28384-0
$55, £43, 48€, A76

This book resulted from a national search for models of before- and after-school child care that served children and youth with disabilities. After an opening section which summarizes the results of a national parent survey, there are separate chapters that profile home-based (family child care) models, public school-operated models, models operated in partnership between schools and other organizations, and community-based models. Appendices include parent and provider surveys resource listings, and a quality checklist. At the time the book was published, the author was a research associate at the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women and editor of a nationally circulated newsletter on policy and practice in school age child care. The study was the first of its kind and the book remains the only one published on this subject.

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