ERIC Number: ED251194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Child Development Program Evaluation Scale.
Fiene, Richard J.
The Child Development Program Evaluation Scale (CDPES) is actually two scales in one, a licensing scale and a quality scale. Licensing predictor items have been found to predict overall compliance of child day care centers with state regulations in four states. Quality scale items have been found to predict the overall quality of child day care centers. Taken together, the two scales measure the following child development program areas: administration, environmental safety, curriculum, health, nutrition, social services, and parental involvement. This document provides the complete CDPES and includes directions for gathering data on each scale item and for scoring the data. Provided also is the Caregiver Observation Form and Scale, an instrument for recording behaviors of caregivers interacting with children in a classroom setting. Forms and criteria for recording caregiver observations are included as well. Practitioners are cautioned against using the indicator checklist methodology before they possess a full year of data collected on a comprehensive compliance instrument. (RH)
Descriptors: Certification, Check Lists, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Compliance (Legal), Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Measurement Techniques, Parents, Physical Environment, Predictor Variables, Rating Scales, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Caregiver Observation Form and Scale; Child Development Program Evaluation Scale
Note: For related documents, see PS 014 731-733.