Child Care and Head Start: Community Action Commission-University Partnership

  • Thomas R. Chibucos
  • Karen Freeman
  • Sally Kilmer
  • A. Fredericka Larsen
  • Barbara O’Donnel
  • Don Strieker
Part of the Outreach Scholarship book series (OUTR, volume 1)

Abstract

The collaboration described in this chapter involves two organizations, the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) School of Family and Consumer Sciences (SFCS) and the Wood, Seneca, Ottawa, and Sandusky Counties Community Action Commission (WSOS). This partnership between a public university and a nonprofit community action commission has matured over the past four and one-half years. The SFCS mission emphasizes a multi- and interdisciplinary perspective as essential to understanding the development of individuals, families, and communities in complex human ecological systems. The development of on- and off-campus collaborations and partnerships to address issues of importance to children, youth, and families is a major feature of the SFCS mission. Similarly, WSOS actively develops and engages in partnerships with other non-profit and private sector entities. WSOS serves over 1250 children and operates 21 centers in four counties, and has a 33-year history of providing comprehensive services to low income families and individuals. Since its inception WSOS has been a grantee for the Head Start Program.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas R. Chibucos
    • 1
  • Karen Freeman
    • 2
  • Sally Kilmer
    • 1
  • A. Fredericka Larsen
    • 3
  • Barbara O’Donnel
    • 1
  • Don Strieker
    • 4
  1. 1.Bowling Green State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Jordan Family Development CenterUSA
  3. 3.WSOS Child Development and Head Start ProgramsUSA
  4. 4.WSOS Community Action CommissionUSA

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