ERIC Number: ED068197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Training Programs for Child Care Personnel. Volume I. Final Report: Part IX.
Mathis, Mary Elizabeth; Kilmer, Sally
This paper presents a prototype for a comprehensive and coordinated child care training program that provides a flexible framework for administration and program design. The prototype is based on the findings of a pilot investigation of a sample of existing child care training programs. These findings suggest that there is a great need for more information in all areas concerned with training programs for child care personnel. There is also a need for more training of child care workers. The prototype has several advantages: it focuses on local needs; it is responsive to and integrated with service delivery systems; and it permits various groups to begin training activities. The training program is flexible and bases credit upon competency. As an initial step toward the implementation of the prototype, a consortium of federal agencies, personnel of existing training programs, and others interested in training efforts, should be established at the federal level. Secondly, a detailed, nationwide study of training programs should be undertaken to determine the availability and effectiveness of such training. (For related documents, see PS 005 969-978, 980-983.) (Author/AL)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Curriculum Design, Data Collection, Day Care, Educational Programs, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Government Role, High School Students, Inservice Education, Interviews, Leadership Training, Models, Personnel Needs, Program Administration, Program Development, Research, Research Reports, State Programs, Surveys, Training Objectives
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Minneapolis, Minn.