ERIC Number: ED097115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Child Development Associate Policy Planning and Programming: Strategies and Alternatives. Volume 1. Final Report.
National Planning Association, Washington, DC.
This report contains a partial summary of the findings and recommendations resulting from research of the Child Development Associate (CDA) Training Program performed by the National Planning Association (NPA). A brief overview of the following areas is presented: (1) demand and supply of trained personnel in child development programs; (2) issues and strategies related to utilization of CDS's in Head Start; (3) development of evaluation and information systems; (4) supportive role of related federal agencies; (5) analysis of existing state regulations related to the utilization of CDA's; and (6) development of methodology for the analysis of cost/effectiveness of the CDA programs. (Areas 1 and 3 are presented in detail.) The main thrust of the Area I investigation was to project to 1980 the potential demands for CDA's in preschool programs; discussed are the factors influencing the demand, potential users of CDA's, demand data taken from the literature, and other considerations. In the sections on evaluative systems, three evaluative tasks are presented which include the: (1) CDA Appraisal Guide; (2) CDA Pilot Project On-Site Evaluation Guide; and (3) CDA Pilot Project Information System. (Author/SDH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Planning Association, Washington, DC.