National News Roundup
The American Association of School Administrators, through a $40,000 Ford Foundation grant to the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, is offering eight regional workshops for educators on establishing child-care programs.
The first seminar, held earlier this month in Albany, N.Y., attracted superintendents, school-board members, kindergarten teachers, and state education officials, according to Nancy Miller, manager for external resources for the aasa
Subsequent meetings will address the mechanics of operating a school-based center, including financing, liability and accountability, and public-sector involvement, according to the aasa The sessions will be run by the association's professional-development group, the Na-tional Academy for School Execu-tives over an 18-month period.
An estimated 65.5 percent of women with school-age children work, leaving some 6 million children ages 6 to 13 without supervision before and after school. "With 11 million more women entering the workforce by 1990, the question of who will care for the children is an increasingly important one," according to the aasa
For more information on the one-day workshops, which cost $75 per participant, contact Ms. Miller or Sandra Clark at aasa, 1801 North Moore St., Arlington, Va. 22209.