ERIC Number: ED180626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Early Childhood Program and the Community: Arizona HSST/CDA Competency Based Training Module #12.
This module is designed to help the Child Development Associate (CDA) intern view early childhood programs in relationship to the community as a whole. Objectives are stipulated, activities for achieving each objective are suggested, and an assessment checklist is provided. A study guide emphasized (1) the importance of community understanding and support for the program, (2) teachers' role in helping citizens become acquainted with their center and its purposes, (3) community political structure, (4) linking up with community businesses and groups which may provide valuable help and services, (5) professional agencies which provide services to parents, (6) community information resources, (7) teaching children about the functions of the center staff, (8) teaching children about how their community works, and (9) field trips as a way to extend the range of children's experience of their community. Resources for further study are listed.
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Community Support, Competency Based Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Teachers, School Community Relationship, Training
Arizona/Nevada CDA, P.O. Box 337, Sacaton, AZ 85247 ($0.33 per module)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pinal County Community Coll. District, Coolidge, AZ. AZona/Nevada Child Development Associates.
Identifiers: CDA; Child Development Associate
Note: For other modules in this series, see PS 011 100-128