ERIC Number: ED207695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Home Based Information Packet.
Designed as a starting point for anyone interested in home-based programs, this packet provides resources and basic information for program development and describes in particular the Child Development Associate (CDA) Program, a national effort embodying a new concept of training, assessing, and credentialing child care staff. Brief background information about home-based programs and their relationship to CDA and CDA credentials is provided in section one. Section two provides training basics for home-based programs, including discussion of the key elements underlying success, planning and organizing home visit activities, choosing the right person for a home visitor position, qualities of the home visitor, and home visitor observation and assessment. A list of seven home start training centers is given in section three, along with a list of publications available from each. Section four presents an annotated bibliography of publications relating to home-based programs, including descriptions of programs for handicapped children, children ages 3 through 5, bilingual students, infants and toddlers, and combination groups; resources on working with adults; curriculum materials; and information on using the ERIC system. (MP)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Child Caregivers, Competency Based Teacher Education, Credentials, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Guidelines, Home Programs, Home Visits, Infants, Measures (Individuals), Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Resource Centers, Teacher Evaluation, Training, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CDA Services and Resource Center, Urbana, IL.