ERIC Number: ED154939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
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 II.
Poresky, Robert H.
This paper represents the second 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 second phase of the project involved the modification of the instruments used in Phase I, as well as the deletion of a self-concept scale and the addition of home observations and interviews in the assessment procedure. A pretest-posttest design was used to assess the quality of the day care homes, relevant attitudes, and general satisfaction with particular aspects of the delivery of child care services through home day care. Pretest and posttest data were obtained for 12 trainers and 23 trainees. Results indicated posttest increases in the quality of care provided in the day care homes. These increases, however, were primarily in the homes of the trainers rather than in the homes of the trainees. Results also indicated changes in the attitudes of the trainees in Phase II. In comparison with Phase I, Phase II included a higher proportion of trainees who were already licensed and certified. A higher dropout rate was also found for Phase II in comparison with Phase I. An analysis of the project indicated the need for further refinement of the evaluation instruments and additional consideration of the characteristics of the program trainees. The analysis also indicated the potential value of including some contact between the trainees and professional personnel. (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 I of this report, see PS 009 968; Paper presented at the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development Conference (Dallas, Texas, March 17-18, 1978) ; Tables marginally legible due to type size