ERIC Number: ED198926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Child Care Program: Competency-Based Curriculum Development. A Suggested Guideline for Postsecondary Programs.
Overton, R. Jean; And Others
This curriculum guide for training preschool teachers in postsecondary institutions is based on the competency-based program developed by North Carolina's Department of Community Colleges. The curriculum is organized so that the individual can exit either at the completion of four quarters of study with a diploma or at the completion of the total curriculum with an Associate in Applied Science degree. Provided in the guide are a brief explanation of each step in the competency-based curriculum development process; a listing of competencies and criteria measures of job performance for child care directors and child care workers (the child care worker competencies are taken from the Child Development Associate (CDA) program); an analysis of job-related tasks; course descriptions; information on program implementation; and the career opportunity survey instrument and task survey instrument used in developing the curriculum. Also included is an overview of preschool centers and preschool education in North Carolina. (Author/JA)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Child Caregivers, College Programs, Community Colleges, Competency Based Teacher Education, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Employment Opportunities, Minimum Competencies, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Teachers, Program Development, Program Implementation, State Curriculum Guides, State Surveys, Task Analysis, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.
Identifiers: Child Development Associate; North Carolina