ERIC Number: ED097116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Child Development Associate Policy Planning and Programming: Strategies and Alternatives. Volume 2. Final Report.
National Planning Association, Washington, DC.
This report, the second of two volumes, contains a summary of some of the findings and recommendations resulting from research of the Child Development Associate (CDA) Training Program performed by the National Planning Association (NPA). Three areas are reviewed: (1) the involvement of states in CDA credentialing, including an analysis of present state qualification requirements for child care workers, (2) a comparison of these qualifications and CDA requirements, and (3) a presentation of alternatives through which the CDA credentials may be accepted and supported by the states. The section on utilization of CDA's in Head Start examines program planning considerations, time phasing, estimated requirements, alternative strategies to recruitment and upgrading of personnel, and additional problems concerning the relationship of CDA's to Head Start. A total of 18 abstracts of federal programs showing potential CDA support and related program guidance materials are presented. In the final chapter, a framework for the evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the CDA program is offered. Discussed are the relevant issues, objectives, stages of evaluation, a cost analysis and a recommendation for investment in CDA's. (SDH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Planning Association, Washington, DC.