ERIC Number: ED052447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of a Program of Training for Day Care Attendants.
Faulkner, Rosemary; Connor, Thomas R.
This project attempted to show that rural disadvantaged young women can be trained for employment as day-care attendants. The nine course participants were selected from a group of women between the ages of 18 and 25 who had previously received training in basic education and life skills. Criteria included physical and mental health, grooming, social behavior, fondness for children, tested and demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of children, and tested and demonstrated interest in working with children. The program lasted 420 hours and was divided into: (1) three weeks of orientation and observation of operating centers, (2) two weeks of intensive theory, and (3) 11 weeks spent in the mornings in a day-care center working under supervision and supervisor instruction. It is not yet possible to conclude that this program has successfully demonstrated that training day-care attendants or providing day care services can provide a useful or valuable input to outreach centers in designated regional growth centers. (CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince Edward Island NewStart, Inc., Montague.