ERIC Number: ED212355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Michigan Day Care Provider Training Project, Year One: An Evaluation.
Kaplan, Melissa G.; And Others
A Title XX funded statewide training program offering 20 hours of instruction for 1,662 licensed center and home child care providers who served Title XX eligible children in Michigan was evaluated at the end of its first year of operation. The first three chapters of this evaluation report discuss (1) the history, philosophy, and goals of the Michigan Day Care Provider Training Project; (2) the evaluation design for measuring trainers' attitudes and expectations, their knowledge and skill, as well as their behavior in the child care setting and the behavior of children in care; and (3) the structure and organization of the evaluation project. The following three chapters describe three aspects of the training process: the population trained, the trainers, and the format, course content and structure of training. Outcomes of training are reported in the concluding chapters. Trainers' perceptions regarding strengths and barriers of the program, plus their satisfaction and session evaluations are indicated, and trainees' perceptions of training, their child care attitudes and knowledge, as well as observations of nine trainees' caregiving behaviors are reported. Unanticipated outcomes are discussed. The final chapter provides a summary of evaluation findings and resulting recommendations. Evaluation instruments, background project data, and project enrollment maps are appended. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Enrollment, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Research Design, Summative Evaluation, Tables (Data), Trainees, Trainers, Training, Training Objectives
Center for Urban Studies, Wayne State University, 5229 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 ($5.00; 10 or more copies, $4.00 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Social Services, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Center for Urban Studies.
Identifiers: Michigan; Social Security Act Title XX