ERIC Number: ED222255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The "Caring" Role in a Child Care Center. Staff Development Series, Military Child Care Project. Part II: Relating to Parents.
Scavo, Marlene; And Others
Material related to routine as well as sensitive aspects of parent/day care center relationships is presented in this training module, one of a series providing staff development information for programs operated for dependents of military personnel. The module offers a brief discussion of ways caregivers can help parents feel at ease about leaving their children in child care and presents a set of multiple-choice skill-building exercises for effectively working with parents. Exercises focus on various topics, including how parents can be approached when their child may have a health problem, when child abuse or neglect is suspected, and when parental cooperation is needed to stop a child's undesirable or disruptive behavior. Exercises are also devoted to the questions of whether or not caregivers should act as advisors to parents or tell parents about their child's behavior at the center. Concluding exercises indicate how caregivers can handle parent requests for privileges or disciplinary methods which are against center policy, what to do when a parent consistently does things that are against center policy, and how to handle an angry parent's complaints. All exercises present problematic situations caregivers may encounter, list alternate responses caregivers may make, and provide feedback on caregiver choices. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Family Problems, Family School Relationship, Guidelines, Learning Modules, Staff Development
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 008-000-00364-5, $4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DOD), Washington, DC.