ERIC Number: ED263987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Us in a Bus: A Transportation Manual for Head Start Programs.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.; Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA.
The purpose of this manual is to provide Head Start directors, transportation supervisors, and trainers with information and activities that will help develop, enhance, and maintain a safe and efficient transportation system for their programs. Contents are organized into three categories: safety procedures, planning a transportation system, and training strategies and activities. The section on safety includes guidelines for operational safety and emergency procedures. Topics covered range from vehicle maintenance and the rules of safe driving to procedures for accidents, breakdowns, and adverse road conditons. The section on planning addresses the roles and responsibilities of the key members of the transportation team: the transportation manager, bus driver, monitor, other staff, and parents. Special attention is given to the selection and hiring process for bus drivers. In addition, worksheets organized according to questions likely to be asked by drivers, staff, and parents that will assist each Head Start agency in developing its own transportation policies are included. The training section contains sample activities for transportation inservice, addressing such topics as child development and discipline, bus safety, classroom and home safety games, and effective communication. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.; Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA.