ERIC Number: ED190673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Child Care Program 1978-1979. Report No. 8034.
The Child Care Program was evaluated in terms of developmental activities, parent involvement, staff development, and supportive services. Results from the Developmental Behavior Checklist (DBC) indicated that the Child Care Program's performance was better than the average of the other programs in language, for all age groups. Also indicated was that Child Care's total percentage of children meeting the criteria for developmental delay (19%) corresponded to the Total School District's Prekindergarten group (19.4%). The Prekindergarten Observation Form (PKOF) results showed that the developmental emphasis of the Child Care Program appeared to be social interaction/rapport. Additional results revealed that in comparison with Total School District Prekindergarten, Child Care ranked high in gross motor and social interaction/rapport categories. Returns from the staff development survey showed more than half of the teachers and aides received workshops this year, and were satisfied with the supervisory support given. Improving the basic skills was selected by both teachers and aides as an area of priority for staff development. Parent involvement data indicated that all of the Child Care sites had specific parent groups, and that the number of volunteer hours reported represented approximately four hours per familty. Supportive services were also provided. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Early Childhood Programs.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)