ERIC Number: ED382393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of the NAEYC Accreditation Self-Study Criteria in the Expansion and Revision of a Staff Handbook.
Smith, Matilda P.
This practicum paper describes the use of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation self-study criteria in the expansion and revision of a staff handbook for a Florida preschool. The existing staff handbook and staff training programs were found to provide inadequate information on school health and safety procedures, employee benefit policies, and standard ethical practices expected from early childhood professionals. To address these deficiencies, a series of inservice training sessions were held to increase staff awareness in the three areas. Small group activities were used to involve the staff in solving hypothetical health and safety problems and ethical dilemmas. Employee benefits were explained in a separate inservice session. Documents drafted from the joint participation of administration and staff were included in an expanded and improved staff handbook. Post-training results from staff surveys and questionnaires indicated a substantial increase in staff awareness of health and safety procedures, employee benefit policies, and standard ethical practices. Thirteen appendices contain copies of various handouts used in the training sessions, staff questionnaires, and questionnaire results. (Contains 16 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Association Educ of Young Children
Note: Master's Practicum, Nova University.