ERIC Number: ED245819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Fear and Loathing in the Child Care Center: It's Staff Evaluation Time!
After specifying dimensions of negative emotion associated with child care program and staff evaluation, this discussion describes three aspects of a complete evaluation process: communication climate, evaluation tools, and procedures for evaluation. It is asserted that creating a trusting atmosphere is the key to effective evaluation; administrator behaviors thought to facilitate openness among staff members are described. In addition, desirable characteristics of written evaluation forms are specified, and four steps of the evaluation process are outlined: preparation, evaluation conference, follow-up, and staff evaluation of the director. Suggestions concerning termination of employees are briefly offered. It is concluded that the once-dreaded chore of evaluation can become a helpful tool of staff development. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Child Care Employee Project, Berkeley, CA.