ERIC Number: ED119845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The CDA Assessment System. Part I - Procedures; Part II - Criteria (Organizers). Experimental Edition.
Child Development Associate Consortium, Inc., Washington, DC.
This booklet presents the procedures and criteria of the tentative Child Development Associate (CDA) Consortium Assessment System, used to evaluate CDS candidates in winter, 1974-75. Under the assessment system, local assessment teams (consisting of the candidate to be assessed, the candidate's trainer, a parent-community representative, and a Consortium representative) collect information on the competency of the candidate in six areas of child care defined by the Consortium. The six competency areas are: (1) establishing and maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment, (2) advancing physical and intellectual competence, (3) building positive self-concept and individual strength, (4) encouraging positive functioning of children and adults in a group environment, (5) coordinating home and center child-rearing practices and expectations, (6) supplementary responsibilities related to children's programs. Extensive descriptions of these six areas and 13 functional areas derived from them are presented, along with examples of effective CDA behavior for each area. (BRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child Development Associate Consortium, Inc., Washington, DC.