ERIC Number: ED053787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Training of Family Day-Care Workers: A Feasibility Study and Initial Pilot Efforts. Final Report.
Dokecki, Paul R.; And Others
DARCEE Papers and Reports (George Peabody College for Teachers), v5 n1 1971
Initial studies assessed existing day care facilities in area homes and centers, and solicited day care information from other states. An obvious need for quality programs was indicated. A pilot program to improve the quality of care received by children in day care homes is described. The home visitor method for training family day care workers, modeled after an existing DARCEE program for mothers, was selected as particularly suitable for the Appalachian region. To develop the training program, the preparation of family day care workers was analyzed with regard to: (1) meeting the basic needs of children; (2) substituting for the mother in meeting the child's emotional needs; (3) general management of the family day care situation; (4) adapting to children's development and heterogeneity of ages; and (5) serving as effective educational change agents. Criteria for the selection of family day care workers and plans to utilize their educational potential are discussed. Evaluation involves ongoing assessment of the day care home visiting program, development of instrumentation for future research, and continued development of family day care programs. Appendixes present sample menus, and suggestions for behavior management and play. (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Labs.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education.