ERIC Number: ED178214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Community-Based Day Care Home Training and Support System in Kansas. Evaluation Report of the Demonstration Project.
Poresky, Robert H.
A demonstration project designed to increase the number and quality of Family Day Care Homes available to Work Incentive (WIN) program clients in three Kansas communities was evaluated. All results are based on project trainees' voluntary, written responses to pretraining and posttraining questionnaires. Data on the trainees' background including licensing and certification status, satisfaction, home self-assessment, and attitudes are reported. County to county comparisons found statistical differences in trainees' age, education, general health and ethnic identity. Across trainee groups, certification rates varied significantly. Significant differences in the number of children in care among the three groups of trainees were found. The trainees' positive evaluation of the training is reflected in the significant gain in their posttest satisfaction scores pertaining to training and was supported by gains on the Day Care Self-Assessment Instrument. Similar gains were not found on the attitude measure. Evaluation instruments included demographic, trainee satisfaction, day care self-assessment, attitude, and training questionnaires, which are appended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Reno County Child Care Association, Hutchison, KS.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Dept. of Family and Child Development.