ERIC Number: ED156350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Staffing Characteristics to Child Outcomes in Day Care.
Oyemade, Ura Jean; Chargois, Michele
This paper presents evidence of the need to apply specific levels of competence to day care center staff, and describes the impact of these levels of competence on the children receiving care. Nine categories of staff necessary for quality day care are discussed and the duties of each are outlined. The categories are center director, director of social services, coordinator of volunteers, coordinator of parent activities, director of nutrition, health personnel, custodial staff, teachers and teacher aides. A discussion of the experience and training requirements of direct caregivers covers the following areas: traditional training, non-traditional training, competence-based training and certification. Finally, the paper examines the impact of staff personality characteristics and behavior on the development and academic achievement of children. This examination focuses on the age, warmth, gratification derived from interaction, emotional maturity, aspects of personal history, and certain aspects of the experience of the staff. Staff:child ratios are considered an important variable in the development of the child. The development of a screening process for hiring staff and the development of criteria for judging the competence of the on-going staff are recommended. (CM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Day Care, Differentiated Staffs, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Personnel Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Quality of Life, Staff Development, Staff Role, Student Teacher Ratio, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health , Education, and Welfare, Washington., DC. Office of the Secretary.; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see ED 149 861 and PS 009 986 - PS 010 006