A collaborative of six social service agencies and a state university determined that the single most pressing need of families in a 14-county, rural area was child care. The Training Resource Center, developed through a W K. Kellogg Foundation grant, worked with day care licensing and early childhood professional groups to develop a plan to address the systemic nature of the problem of how to improve the quality of child care. Programs developed included training, mentoring, NAEYC accreditation, and a resource library. After 15 months, some programs show the possibility of sustainability.
Griffin, Margaret E.; Hare, R. Dwight; Baggerly, Patrica A.; Leftwich, Melinda M.; Standifer, Sue; and Elkins, Susan A.
"Improving the Quality of Child Care in the Rural South,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 25
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol25/iss1/9