ERIC Number: ED254316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Providing In-Service Education at a Minimal Cost for Title XX Early Childhood Caregivers through a Conference, Workshop Series, and Networking.
Miller, Susan Anderson
Due to funding cutbacks resulting from the Title XX Social Services Block Grant, ongoing inservice education for teachers in the Berks County, Pennsylvania, Intermediate Unit Child Care Program had not been provided for over 2 years. To meet the need for inservice training, a practicum was designed and implemented to (1) increase inservice education for child care providers at a minimal cost to the program; (2) generate ideas that child care staff members would use in their centers; and (3) disseminate educational information, techniques, and materials related to the inservice sessions through networking. The practicum addressed the inservice needs of 78 Title XX early childhood caregivers in 18 centers and their administrators by providing a university-sponsored conference, a series of workshops, and networking opportunities. Much of the labor of conference presenters and workshop consultants was donated. Assessment on specially designed questionnaires indicated that practicum goals were attained. All child care respondents and administrators recommended that the inservice education program be continued. (Numerous related materials are appended, including instruments used to gather data.) (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Report, Nova University.