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ERIC Number: ED350080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Pennsylvania Early Childhood/Child Care Training System Model.
A multi-dimensional training program is being implemented in Pennsylvania to improve the quality of early childhood and child care programs. Training opportunities are provided for early childhood program and day care center staff, group and family home day care providers, and unregulated child care providers. The overall training plan is designed to offer a variety of training options and topics so staff can choose those most closely suited to their level of knowledge and experience. Training covers developmentally appropriate practice; health and safety; separation and loss; emergent literacy; intergenerational programming; observation and evaluation skills; administration of early childhood and child care programs; children's literature; use of community resources; working with parents; discipline; growth-promoting relationships; and interpersonal skills. This paper examines the following components of Pennsylvania's training program: (1) the coordinated system of training developed by the Louise Child Care Center for the western part of the state; (2) the Early Childhood Education Linkage System, a public-private partnership linking health professionals and early childhood programs; (3) a strategy for training legally unregulated child care providers in the central region of Pennsylvania; (4) a project to train older adults already working in child care occupations; (5) a program for home-based child day care providers; (6) the development of a before- and after-school child care program; and (7) a family-focused early intervention system. Information on early childhood education programs offered at Pennsylvania State University is attached. (AC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development (1st, Los Angeles, CA, June 3-6, 1992).