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NCJ Number: 140423 Find in a Library
Title: Providing On-Site Child Care for Correctional Employees
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:54  Issue:8  Dated:(December 1992)  Pages:128,130
Author(s): H M Clements; E E Clements
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 2
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In April 1991, the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) opened a child development center for children of employees at the Broad River Correctional Complex in Columbia.
Abstract: The center is the product of a $100,000 grant from the National Institute of Corrections and is one of a small but growing number of such centers built on the grounds of correctional sites. The SCDC determined that increasing numbers of corrections employees come from single-parent households or from households in which both parents work and that parents are more productive and miss fewer days of work when they are assured of their children's well-being. Correctional employees' children are given first consideration for enrollment at the center. Children of employees at other corrections-related agencies are considered if space permits. The center is designed to accommodate 41 children between 6 weeks and 5 years of age. It includes a small staff lounge, an office, a kitchen, and three classrooms. The staff includes a director and six teachers who are licensed according to State law requirements. Employees pay a competitive rate for day care, $55 per week for toddlers between 6 weeks and 2 years of age and $50 for children between 2 and 5 years. Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks are served daily at the center, and daily activities include arts and crafts, music, dramatic plays, puzzles and toys, and outside play.
Main Term(s): Child care services
Index Term(s): Child development; Correctional facilities; Correctional staff needs assessment; South Carolina
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