Issues for employees of ABC companies in the metro Washington, DC community included the shortage of school age care, quality issues with regard to infant/toddler and health and safety, and lack of awareness of issues and services for elders.

Through accreditation and curriculum enhancement initiatives, the ABC was able to increase the number of school-age care slots (including after-school and summer camps) available in the Washington, DC area. The ABC is also beginning to create the infrastructure that will promote the issue of quality, including school age accreditation, family child care clusters, and a network of centers that have received trainings and mini grants to enhance quality and be more responsive to working families. Capacity to serve local elders has increased as a result of Meals on Wheels and expanded Escorted Transportation programs.

Funding Companies

Aetna
AT&T
Deloitte & Touche
Eastman Kodak Company
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Government of the District of Columbia
- Office of Early Childhood Development
Hewlett-Packard Company
IBM Corporation
Lucent Technologies
NationsBank
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
The World Bank/IMF
Xerox Corporation

Projects

Early Childhood
Child Care Center Director's Support Group
Family Friendly Training for Child Care Center
On-Site Training Program for Child Care Center
One-Day Infant/Toddler Training for Child Care Center
Adventures in Peacemaking
Seminar: The Human Side of Management
(for Child Care Center)
CORE Basic Competency Curriculum for Family Child Care Providers
Advanced CORE Curriculum Training for Family Child Care Providers
Family Child Care Clusters
Mentoring for Family Child Care Providers
Health & Safety Training for Family Child Care Providers
Mildly Ill Training for Family Child Care Providers
One-Day Infant/Toddler Training for Family Child Care Providers

School-Age
Before/After-School Program
The Bridge Project
Effective Management Training
First Steps: An Introduction to National Quality Standards
Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program
Scholarships
Adventures in Peacemaking
Summer Camp
Summer of Service
Teamswork! On the Road to Accreditation

Backup
Backup Health & Safety Training
Backup Emergency Care
Just In Time Care (JITC)

Elder Care
Elder Care Fair
Escorted Transportation
Meals on Wheels Expansion

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