ERIC Number: ED265961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
How to Evaluate your ECS Program (1984).
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Early Childhood Services.
This kit of materials is intended to assist local operators providing early childhood services (ECS) in evaluating their entire program or some aspect of it. Contents which are presented in topical outline form (1) stress the importance of objectives and list characteristics of a useful objective; (2) discuss planning an evaluation by deciding what will be evaluated, compiling available information, collecting needed additional information, deciding data gathering and reviewing issues, and deciding who will be responsible for carrying out recommendations for program improvement; and (3) very briefly describe four data gathering methods. Checklists for reviewing objectives and the evaluation plan are provided. In addition, examples of evaluation forms are included. These consist of: a survey of interests/needs for staff inservice training; questionnaires for identifying issues or problems affecting an ECS program, for evaluating program decision making, and for evaluating the use of health unit services; checklists for evaluating the health component of an ECS program, for evaluating services provided by support personnel, for observing sensory-motor skills, and for evaluating opportunities for parent participation. Inventories of room furnishings and sample activities in sand and water play are also included. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Early Childhood Services.
Identifiers - Location: Canada