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Creating a Child Care Center at Post

This document is intended for use by Management Officers, Community Liaison Office Coordinators, and Embassy/Consulate community members looking to create a child care program at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate overseas.

Introduction and Table of Contents - for a copy of the full publication Creating a Child Care Facility at Post, please email the Family Liaison Office at

Sample Child Care Facility Needs Assessment Survey: Determining the Need for Child Care at Post

Other Resources

Helpful Books

Setting Up for Infant/Toddler Care: Guidelines for Centers and Family Child Care Homes; by Annabelle Godwin and Lorraine Schrag. 91 pages, includes job descriptions, staffing schedules, budgets, and discussion of family care systems and satellite child care homes. Order from the web site.

Tools for Teaching Developmentally Appropriate Practice; by NAEYC. Video, these videos communicate the key concepts of good early childhood practice. Used in staff development sessions, and to gain an understanding of the core content of the early childhood knowledge base. Order from the web site.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs; editors Sue Bredekamp and Carol Copple. 182 pages, spells out the principles underlying developmentally appropriate practice and guidelines for classroom decision making. Order from the web site.

Handbook for Public Playground Safety; U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC. 20207

Child Care Board of Directors Resource Guide; General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service.

Caring for Our Children, National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs; a joint collaborative project of the American Public Health Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. American Public Health Association Publication Sales Department 5037 Washington, DC 20061-5037

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