For those wanting to develop or enhance their skills as a child care provider, Caring for School-Age Children is an ideal choice. The book introduces the reader to the people in child care; the children; the families; and then shows how caregivers can help children in various competencies throughout different stages of childhood. Suggestions for designing day-to-day activities, program planning, creating environments that contribute to each child's success, as well as how to implement them, are meaningfully presented. This edition gives insights on handling behavioral and social issues, and how to use community resources and national programs to reinforce center or school based goals for improving quality through accreditation, credentialing, and evaluation. Also new to this two-colored edition are caregiver profiles, helpful web site case studies, and expandedJennifer Lynch is the author of 'Caring for School Age Children', published 2001 under ISBN 9780766824416 and ISBN 0766824411.