ERIC Number: ED337991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Neighbor Care: Training Manual for Family Day Care.
Kontos, Susan; And Others
This manual offers a model and guidelines for developing and delivering a workshop training program for family day care providers to increase their ability to serve young children with disabilities. Model components include recruiting caregivers and children; training caregivers; services to children and parents; ancillary services; and costs. Section One covers the model's philosophy and rationale, recruitment, services for children (including curriculum, therapy, and Individualized Education Programs), services for parents, and costs. Section Two focuses on training and covers: the training approach (stressing the caregiver as an adult learner); workshops (length, methods, materials, topics, evaluation); on-site consultation and supervision (individual mastery plans and guidelines for supervision). Section Three details the six workshops covering: (1) the philosophy of the program and warning signs of possible disability in young children; (2) characteristics of quality child care; (3) implementing a diagnostic/prescriptive curriculum (the HICOMP PreSchool curriculum) in the family day care situation; (4) teaching methods and legal rights of handicapped children; (5) effective methods of behavior management; and (6) helping families of handicapped children. Extensive handouts are included. A separate section lists print and audiovisual information resources. Ten appendices provide additional forms, evaluation instruments, and planning aids. References accompany most sections. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN. Dept. of Child Development and Family Studies.