ERIC Number: ED186141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Child Development Associate. Parent/Teacher Community Relations.
Oscar Rose Junior Coll., Midwest City, OK.; Eastern Oklahoma State Coll., Wilburton.; Oklahoma Child Development Associate Policy Advisory Council, Midwest City.
One of a series of 18, this Child Development Associate (CDA) training module provides a guide to establishing effective working relationships among parents, teachers and community members. Upon completion of the module the CDA trainee is expected to be able to communicate with parents through telephone, letters, home visits, conferences, bulletin boards, meetings, and notes; integrate community and classroom through field trips and visitors from the community; provide learning experiences which emphasize the importance of each family; keep records confidential; conduct and participate in parent meetings; coordinate parents and center expectations; promote volunteer help in the center; and listen to parents and use their suggestions appropriately. A procedure by which trainees can evaluate their strengths and weaknesses is suggested in the second chapter of the module. Subsequent chapters discuss working with parents, working with volunteers, working with the community, and activity development. The module also provides 13 learning activities, ranging from home visits to parent education. Supplemental reference books, pamphlets, films, filmstrips and cassette tapes are listed. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Competency Based Teacher Education, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Ethnic Groups, Learning Activities, Meetings, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Teachers, Resource Units, School Community Relationship, Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oscar Rose Junior Coll., Midwest City, OK.; Eastern Oklahoma State Coll., Wilburton.; Oklahoma Child Development Associate Policy Advisory Council, Midwest City.