ERIC Number: ED340491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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A Trainer's Guide to Caring for Infants and Toddlers: A Supervised, Self-Instructional Training Program.
Dodge, Diane Trister; Koralek, Derry Gosselin
This guide is a resource to help trainers and child care center directors implement a 13-module training program for caregivers serving children under 3 years of age. The first section of the guide describes what the trainer needs to know or do to implement the training program. The second section lists the steps in the training process for each module. The steps include an overview, a pretraining assessment, a series of learning activities, a learner's summary, and an assessment of the learner by the trainer. The section also discusses the suggested trainer-learner conferences, and offers suggestions relevant to each module. Module topics are child safety and health; learning environments; physical, cognitive, and social development; communication skills; creativity; self-esteem; guidance of children's behavior; family involvement; program management; and professionalism. The third section of the guide offers guidelines for assessing the learner's competency through observation and conference discussions. Examinations to test the learner's knowledge of the material covered in each module are included. Appendices include answer sheets for the knowledge assessments; trainer observation forms for competency assessments; forms for tracking the learner's progress; a list of competency goals; and a list of resources for information on early childhood education. (BC)
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers, Competence, Conferences, Day Care Centers, Infants, Knowledge Level, Learning Activities, Personnel Evaluation, Preschool Education, Staff Development, Teacher Educators, Tests, Toddlers
Teaching Strategies, Inc., P.O. Box 42243, Washington, DC 20015 ($23.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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