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ERIC Number: ED376926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 118
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Development and Implementation of Training Workshops Directly Related to Programming for Daycare Directors in Northern Canada.
Beckman, Sandra
Daycare directors in northern Canada, with little or no post-secondary education, face the difficulties of programming for children from diverse cultures. Directors often feel isolated in their small communities, and a lack of programming expertise and early childhood development training for them has become a concern. This practicum designed, implemented, and evaluated a three-part strategy for training daycare directors. First, an initial visit focused on evaluating existing programs and targeting areas for improvement. Second, a one-day programming workshop presented material relevant to each director. The workshop was approximately 6 hours long, during which participants were introduced to a programming method intended to develop the social, physical, intellectual, creative, and emotional aspects of the child. Third, follow-up visits provided feedback to each director and reinforced curriculum programming strategies. Both on-site visits ranged from 3 to 6 hours. The program was evaluated by means of the directors' newly acquired ability to use brainstorming, curriculum webbing, and flow charts for thematic units. Evaluations of workshops indicated that the participating program directors met the goals of the workshops and were receptive and enthusiastic to the strategies and programming ideas presented. (Six appendices contain surveys, evaluations, and workshop materials. Contains 28 references. (TM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada