ERIC Number: ED341521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Implementation of an Intergenerational Program To Reduce Staff Turnover and Increase Qualified Personnel in Preschool Programs.
The purpose of this practicum was to offer intergenerational programming as an alternative solution to the problem of high job turnover, low staff retention, and lack of qualified personnel to fill vacancies in preschool programs. One county was chosen as the focus for the program and three seminars were designed to introduce the concept to preschool administrators and to motivate and educate older workers. Community agencies and resources were identified as co-sponsors for the project. Brochures and flyers were sent out through these agencies to child care administrators and senior citizens in the county. Speakers and presenters were engaged to provide information on intergenerational programs, the need for such programs, training, recruitment, and personal experiences. Results showed that all objectives were met. Twenty-four older adults attended two seminars and their feedback and interest in child care as an option for volunteer or paid employment illustrated the viability of this program. Child care administrators who attended the two seminars also expressed an interest in using older adults as child care workers in their programs or as family day care providers. (Author/SH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.