ERIC Number: ED268285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
Telecourse: Family Day Care Provider Training. "Spoonful of Lovin.'" Final Report.
Oertli, Gary; Taylor, Helen L. Sally
A course syllabus for one-, two-, and four-year institutions was developed as a possible format for awarding credit for televised training of child care providers. "Spoonful of Lovin'" was designed as a series of five 30-minute programs to develop child care skills necessary to family day care providers, parents, and teachers. Episodes explored fundamentals of establishing a home day care business, normal child development, guiding youngsters' behavior, planning activities for children, and creating safe, effective learning environments. Participants in televised course delivery were 15 training institutions--2 vocational technical institutes, 10 community colleges, and 3 universities. In addition to a telecourse offering, a wide variety of options was developed using the"Spoonful of Lovin'" tapes, including combination with ongoing coursework, seminars, workshops, and graduate-level studies. The project provided access to training and training materials to 13,000 providers statewide at a cost of $4.00 per person. Pre- and post-tests administered to 45 students enrolled for credit in the telecourse series at Edmonds Community College indicated improved knowledge. (Appendixes, amounting to approximately two-thirds of this report, include survey responses, publicity, and teacher's guide to the telecourse with course description, objectives, and outline and study guides.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Edmonds Community Coll., Lynnwood, WA.