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ERIC Number: ED095188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 5
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A Pilot Program for the Child Development Associate Degree.
Fontenot, Robert
This paper describes the Child Development Associate (CDA) pilot program designed to establish an effective and economical system of training and credentialling for individuals working with preschool children. Candidates must be high school graduates, must have less than 40 college credit hours, and must be employed as an aide or a teacher in the Headstart program or be interested in working in an early childhood education center. Participants were observed during the first two weeks of the program and assessed in terms of the use of the physical facilities, utilization of space, materials available, use of materials, and the general effectiveness of the CDA candidate. This data also indicated the level and intensity of instruction as related to each of the specific competencies. Classes were held once a week to discuss the competencies, and structured and unstructured observations were also made during the week. A checklist was developed and used to determine the overall effectiveness of the program and the level at which each participant demonstrated competency. The results will be analyzed by two indepedent judges. (PD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana