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ERIC Number: ED352174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Easing Transitions in a Private Child Care Setting through Workshops, Conferences, and Follow-Up Activities with the Cooperation of Teachers and Parents.
O'Brien, Pamela J.
This practicum report describes an intervention to improve children's experiences of transitions to and from a day care center and from one activity to another throughout the day. Training workshops for parents and staff were held for 32 weeks. The purpose of the training, which included lectures for large groups and meetings for small groups, was to improve the consistency and effectiveness of adult-child interactions during transition times. Evaluations completed by staff and parents identified the 10 children who experienced the greatest adjustment problems during transition times. Pre- and postintervention ratings of children by parents and staff indicated that the number of proactive behaviors of the 10 selected children increased over the course of the intervention. Parents reported fewer stressful incidents with their children after the training than before the training. Staff reported a greater use of strategies to help children adjust to transitions after the intervention than before the intervention. A reference list of 71 items is provided. Appendices include pre- and postintervention rating scales for parents and staff, a description of a school policy on children's separation from their parents, a list of strategies to help children adjust to transitions, and a list of 65 references concerning transition times in children's lives. (BC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A