ERIC Number: ED110193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
HSST/CDA Trainee Handbook.
Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
This handbook was developed to provide a new trainee with an understanding of the Child Development Associate (CDA) program at Southern Illinois University, by outlining the competency objectives and assessment procedures. The handbook is divided into three sections. Section 1 contains a copy of the entering assessment form which includes the six basic CDA competency areas and specific objectives within each area. CDA trainees rate themselves on their degree of training and experience for each objective. The six competency areas are: (1) provide and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment; (2) promote physical and intellectual competence; (3) build positive self-concept; (4) organize and sustain the positive functioning of children and adults in a group learning environment; (5) provide optimal coordination of home and center child-rearing practices and expectations; and (6) carry out supplementary responsibilities related to the children's programs. Section 2 lists the following items for each of the specific objectives: (1) what the trainee should know; (2) what the trainee should be able to do; (3) what the local assessment team will look for in trainee classrooms; (4) examples of specific materials and equipment for the classroom; (5) helpful resources; and (6) assessment procedures. Section 3 provides copies of assessment forms used. (ED)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Child Development, Classroom Environment, Competency Based Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Criteria, Group Dynamics, Parent School Relationship, Records (Forms), Resource Materials, Self Concept, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Responsibility, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.