ERIC Number: ED245803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Texas CDA Resource Model.
Hines, Rebecca Pena; Riley, Mary Tom
To facilitate program replication, this document comprehensively describes the University Consortium's (UC) Child Development Associate (CDA) resource model for Head Start training in Texas. Additionally, the discussion serves as a guide to the total UC-CDA modeling process for all Head Start grantees and associated institutions. Seven chapters respectively (1) explain the structure and function of UC; (2) describe the resource model; (3) list and describe CDA training criteria to which training sponsored by the UC-CDA resource model should conform; (4) discuss steps in the UC-CDA resource model process; (5) specify staffing requirements of the model; (6) discuss the assessment of CDA interns; and (7) describe the Texas certificate of training and outline the UC certificate assessment process. Appended are the following items: a directory of Texas Head Start programs, a map and a list of UC-CDA cooperating institutions of higher education, a list of competency standards designed for use by local assessment teams, a summary of long-term regulations for the introduction of CDA's into Head Start, excerpts from the handbook for Head Start career development committees, a CDA trainee booklet, sample observation forms and field supervision discussion sheets, a draft bibliography of CDA training materials, a chart of CDA competencies and their equivalent Head Start performance standards, guidelines for the parent/community representative, and various additional forms. (RH)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Career Development, Certification, Child Caregivers, College Role, Competency Based Teacher Education, Directories, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Criteria, Performance Factors, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Teachers, Program Descriptions, Staff Role, Student Evaluation, Training
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Dallas, TX. Region 6.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Inst. for Child and Family Studies.
Identifiers: CDA; Child Development Associate; Project Head Start; Texas; University Consortium CDA Resource Model