ERIC Number: ED270208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of an Infant/Toddler Inservice Program for Dayhome Staff and Parents.
This practicum involved an effort to improve the quality of infant/toddler care and education in a family dayhome setting. An attempt was made to increase the dayhome administrator's and parents' knowledge of infant/toddler development, age appropriate curriculum/material selection and parent/school communication. Direct observation of family dayhome programs, perusal of available lesson plans, and administration of a needs assessment survey revealed parents' desires to be actively involved in the dayhome program in ways that accommodated both the dayhome's needs and the lifestyles of the parents. Four intensive inservice sessions were conducted. Each session had an independent study and supplemental reading component which permitted the participant to set and meet individual goals. The inservice sessions covered infant/toddler development, assessment and age appropriate curriculum/materials selection, health, nutrition, and the importance of play and fostering parent/caregiver partnerships. Each session was supplemented with three follow-up newsletters designed to provide the parent with child development information and home activities presented at each inservice session. Practicum evaluation data indicated that the intervention resulted in increased provision of developmentally appropriate learning experiences in the dayhome setting. Sample forms, observation sheets, lesson plan, newsletters, and inservice session agendas are appended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.