ERIC Number: ED234883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Framework for Training: A Report of the Texas Early Childhood Careers Recognition Council.
Bordelon, Karen J., Ed.; And Others
A comprehensive framework for coordinated training for all levels of early childhood development personnel employed in Texas child care centers is provided in the form of charts, tables, and indexes. Following the first section's brief overview of project activities, the second section presents chart 1, a job matrix showing responsibilities of career levels relating to specific ages or special needs of children. Chart 2, a job training matrix for the planning of training, includes topics, associated tasks, career levels, and skill areas and levels. Subsequent charts reorganize information. Chart 3 indicates topics, tasks, and skills recommended for various career levels. Chart 4 defines skill levels needed for career level progression, and a career and skill level training matrix organized by child growth and developmental age is presented in chart 5. The third section of the report discusses survey instruments and results, data analysis, work settings and location, skill areas, and training needs of staff (rank ordered and presented in a table format noting position and region). A topically coded resource guide cites materials used in training or acquiring information, mentioning both print materials and audiovisual aids. The conclusion of the document suggests ways in which the report might be used and modified. Appended are a training needs survey instrument, excerpts from an assessment instrument for the position of preschool teacher, a training resources form, and an evaluation form. (BJD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Career Ladders, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Competency Based Teacher Education, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Instructor Coordinators, Job Analysis, Nutrition Instruction, Preschool Teachers, Professional Training, Program Development, Social Workers, Staff Development, Teacher Aides
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Community Affairs, Austin. Children and Youth Services Div.