ERIC Number: ED182002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Group Child Care Training Manual: A Self Teaching Approach. An On-the-Job Basic Orientation and Training Program for Beginning Child Care Workers. Revised Edition.
Tropf, Walter D., Ed.
This manual provides an on-the-job basic orientation and training program for beginning child care workers. Content areas covered were selected by child care worker supervisors as being the most troublesome for trainees adjusting to group care responsibilities. The training program is divided into two main parts. The first part consists of an orientation unit designed to prepare the new child care worker for independent functioning in a cottage which provides residential care for children. This unit is general in nature and was designed to fit most of the institutions in the Florida Group Child Care Association. Test suggestions for supervisors are included at the end of the orientation unit. The second part, entitled "Basic Skills and Techniques for Child Care Workers," consists of six units. These units cover the content areas of (1) daily living, (2) behavior management, (3) individual counseling, (4) working with groups, (5) staff relationships, and (6) supervision. Each unit is divided into five sections: unit contents are explained; learning objectives for recall, comprehension and application are stated; teaching materials are listed; teaching methods are suggested and, in an appendix, unit tests are provided. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Development, Behavior Problems, Child Caregivers, Group Experience, Individual Counseling, Interpersonal Relationship, Residential Care, Staff Development, Staff Orientation, Supervision, Training, Youth
University Presses of Florida, 15 N.W. 15th Street, Gainesville, FL 32603 (Paper, $4.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Note: Prepared through the Florida Group Child Care Association