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ERIC Number: ED002194
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 16
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THE STAFF FOR A CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, PROJECT HEADSTART.
Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
THE GUIDELINES FOR THE SOURCES, RECRUITMENT, TRAINING, AND TYPE OF STAFF NEEDED FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS SUGGEST FOUR WAYS OF SECURING THE NEEDED STAFF--(1) PAID PROFESSIONALS, (2) PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS, (3) NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS, ESPECIALLY PARENTS OF PARTICIPATING CHILDREN, AND (4) PROFESSIONAL WORKERS BORROWED FROM STAFFS OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COMMUNITY AGENCIES. THERE SHOULD BE A TEACHER IN CHARGE OF EACH GROUP OF 15 CHILDREN. SHE SHOULD BE A GRADUATE OF A 4-YEAR COLLEGE PROGRAM WITH A MAJOR IN NURSERY EDUCATION, NURSERY-KINDERGARTEN EDUCATION, OR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. RECRUITMENT EFFORTS SUGGESTED INCLUDE USING EVERY SOURCE THAT CAN PROVIDE NAMES OF PEOPLE WITH THE DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS, AND USING THE NEW MEDIA TO PUBLICIZE JOB OPPORTUNITIES. ONE WAY A COMMUNITY CAN IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF ITS STAFF IS TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL TEACHERS WHO NEED IT GET HELP, SUPERVISION, AND TRAINING ON THE JOB. EVERY CLASS SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE ASSISTANT TEACHER IN ADDITION TO THE TEACHER. TWO ASSISTANTS ARE NEEDED IN A FULL-DAY PROGRAM. THE TEACHERS'S ROLE EXTENDS BEYOND THAT OF THE NORMAL KINDERGARTEN. SHE WORKS WITH THE FAMILY AS WELL AS THE CHILD AND USES TECHNIQUES USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH SOCIAL WORK, HEALTH, PARENT EDUCATION, AND NUTRITION. ALTHOUGH THE TEACHER TAKES THE INITIAL STEPS IN THESE AREAS, PROFESSIONAL HELP IS PROVIDED TO FOLLOW THROUGH.
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Authoring Institution: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; PROJECT HEAD START