ERIC Number: ED154938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Evaluation Report of the Pilot Project to Evaluate Effectiveness of Utilizing Licensed Day Care Home Providers as Trainers of Potential Day Care Home Providers. Phase I.
Poresky, Robert H.
This paper represents the first phase of a pilot project designed to evaluate the effectiveness of training and utilizing licensed home day care providers as subsequent trainers of potential or inexperienced day care providers. The initial training of the licensed providers was conducted by professional personnel. Pretest and posttest data were obtained for 13 trainers and for 33 trainees. Self-administered self-report instruments were used to measure child care knowledge and skills, job satisfaction, child care attitudes, personality factors, and opinions concerning the training project. These instruments were administered to both the trainers and the trainees in the pilot project. Results provided some evidence for an increase in the child care skills of the trainers and an increase in the child care knowledge of the trainees. The training project also resulted in some limited changes in the area of child care satisfaction. The results of the attitude and personality scales indicated only limited change due to the training program. The trainees rated the training project as helpful while the responses from the trainers were more varied. The paper includes recommendations for changes in the training program as well as in the evaluation procedures. (BD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wichita Child Day Care Association, KS.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Dept. of Family and Child Development.
Note: For Phase II of this report, see PS 009 969