ERIC Number: ED125736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Day Care Evaluation Manual.
Council for Community Services in Metropolitan Chicago, IL.
This manual presents instruments for evaluating the program and facilities of day care centers and family day care homes serving nonhandicapped children aged 3-5. Chapter 1 discusses child care evaluation in general and outlines the rationale underlying this evaluation system (including the principle that day care evaluation should assess program input rather than output). Subsequent chapters include descriptions of: (1) development, field testing, and revision of both the evaluation forms and the supportive information provided in the manual; and (2) administering evaluation and scoring forms, and summarizing data. An appendix, comprising four fifths of the document, contains all 27 forms used in the evaluation system. These include: (1) identification forms, which summarize information on the facility and clients; (2) objectives forms, which help center and supervising agency staff to establish the standards for evaluation; (3) a form that summarizes the organization and procedures used at the center and identifies the location of supporting documents (which could prove that the services are actually provided as described); (4) staff questionnaires, which provide partial verification of information in the organization and procedures form and also measure staff knowledge and staff morale; (5) checklists of equipment, and physical facilities and their utilization; and (6) forms for observer ratings of group experiences, individual caretakers and routine activities. (CHW)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Observation Techniques, Data Collection, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Guides, Measurement Instruments, Objectives, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Worksheets
Council for Community Services in Metropolitan Chicago, 64 East Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60604 (Paper, Publication No. 7502, $10.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Community Services in Metropolitan Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)