ERIC Number: ED207692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
An Evaluation of the Oklahoma Training for Child Care Careers Project.
Powell, Judith A.; And Others
The major purpose of this study was to evaluate the past achievements and current status of the Oklahoma Training for Child Care Careers (OTCCC) project in relation to the overall goals of providing child care training which is both accessible to and suitable for Oklahoma caregivers. Resources for the study were provided by a Title XX contract and the Cooperative Extension Service, but the project also depended heavily on the volunteer time of over 250 state day care and child development workers. Results of the overall assessment of the accessibility of training indicate that since 1977 training has been delivered to over 1,500 persons in 156 locations in Oklahoma. Data further indicate that 50 percent of the trainers have completed two or more courses, and in the 3 years training has been offered, 139 persons have completed the specific requirements to achieve Level I of the Child Care Career Advancement Ladder. In regard to the suitability of the training, caregivers indicated that the training has helped them in developing classroom management skills, positive attitudes toward the children and their job, self-confidence as caregivers, and skills in dealing with their own children. Directors and licensing workers indicated that they had observed changes in room arrangement, more homemade games and interest centers, and caregivers' increased positive guidance and individual attention. It was concluded that the OTCCC training has had a positive effect on the personal and professional lives of caregivers involved in the program. Supplemental materials related to the OTCCC program and a form of the interview questionnaire are appended. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Dept. of Family Relations and Child Development.
Note: Master's Thesis, Oklahoma State University.