ERIC Number: ED264972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Family Day Care: Independent Study Course, Trainer's Resource Manual and Information Packets.
Cryer, Debby; And Others
Provided are an introductory family day care correspondence course, a trainer's resource manual, and information packets for trainees. The introductory course is organized into 12 topic units plus an introductory unit and covers various aspects of quality family day care. The course materials are organized in two sections: (1) general instructions for offering the family day care independent study course, and (2) the units. Topic units focus on nutrition, caregiver/parent relationship, health and safety, planning an activity program, handling behavior problems, business ideas and methods, growth and development of young children, home arrangement ideas, cultural understanding, needs of handicapped children, community resources, and school age day care. Related materials, such as recordkeeping forms, are appended. The trainer's resource manual instructs trainers in the use of 13 information packets developed especially for family day care homes and includes appended materials about determining readability of materials for caregivers and the relation of the packets to child development associate (CDA) competencies. Each of the trainee's information packets contains at least six different items, all of which focus on a single topic. The topics of the packet materials are the same as the topics of the instructional units in the correspondence course which supplements the packets. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.