ERIC Number: ED208950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Utilizing North Carolina's Community and Technical Colleges as a Network for In-Service Day Care Training.
Snow, Charles W.; And Others
This study was designed to determine the feasibility of utilizing North Carolina's community and technical colleges as a statewide system for providing inservice day care training. Seven aspects of training were addressed: (1) programs and resources whereby institutions could provide training; (2) institutional experience in providing inservice day care training; (3) extent of institutional interest in providing training; (4) types of training possible; (5) institutional needs for assistance; (6) program costs; and (7) obstacles. Questionnaires were sent to 2-year institutions, and interviews were conducted with college staff and day care personnel. Twenty-six of 30 institutions responded, indicating interest in providing a variety of training activities and estimating costs for the proposed program to be low. A possible lack of interest from day care providers was the chief obstacle identified. Findings supported the conclusion that an inservice training network of community and technical colleges could be developed, although institutions would require assistance to develop and promote programs. Similar programs in other states were considered worth examining for adaptation in North Carolina. Appendices include the questionnaire sent to colleges, a map locating North Carolina institutions and detailing the type of child care degrees each awards; and a description of day care licensing standards in Georgia. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Certification, Child Caregivers, Community Colleges, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Resources, Feasibility Studies, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Questionnaires, Technical Institutes, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC. School of Home Economics.
Identifiers: CDA; Child Development Associate; North Carolina