ERIC Number: ED296107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Child Development Associate National Credentialing Program. Curriculum Guide. CDA Assessment System and Competency Standards for Family Day Care Providers. Competency Goal IV: Families.
McCormack, Margaret K.
This curriculum guide is designed to provide background information and a suggested format for instructors engaged in the training of child development associate (CDA) family day care providers in the competency goal of families. Part 1 provides the trainer with an overview of current research on families in family day care and their hopes and concerns relating to day care. This information is valuable for background knowledge and can be incorporated into classroom lectures/discussion or read by the student who is working alone. Part 2 is divided into four unit outlines for use by the trainer in a class situation or by the student working alone. The four units are: structure of families; communication with families; families and child development; and families and cultures. Each curriculum unit outline includes teaching objectives, CDA sample caregiver behaviors, content outline, suggested teaching methods and evaluation approaches, and resource materials. The units emphasize a competency-based curriculum, which trainers are encouraged to individualize to the needs and experiences of the family day care providers. Extensive appendixes include materials on the structure of families including the developmental content of the families competency goal; materials on communication with families including a list of steps in choosing child care and a forced choice values test for the CDA student; information on developmental stages, engaging parents in problem solving, and toilet training; and reprints of three articles concerning families and cultures. A bibliography is provided. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: South Seattle Community Coll., Washington.