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ERIC Number: ED376931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Developing and Implementing a Training Program for National Accreditation of State-Licensed Family Child Care Homes.
Shallcross, Mary Ann
This practicum was designed to set up a training/mentoring program to assist five state-licensed/certified family day care providers to successfully complete the formal application process of the National Association for Family Day Care (NAFDC) and receive NAFDC certification. The major goals of the practicum were: (1) to have five providers become the first in their state to receive NAFDC certification; (2) to have all providers finish the application process; (3) to have all the providers meet NAFDC standards for safety, health, nutrition, learning environment, interacting, outdoor play environment, and professional responsibility; and (4) have three of the providers become future trainers/mentors for family child care training. Twenty family day care providers were interviewed for the program, with the five strongest candidates selected to participate. The five providers received 12 weeks of training and mentoring to assist them in the NAFDC accreditation process. Four of the providers finished the training program and completed the application process, with all four agreeing to become trainer/mentors for future accreditation sessions. Three appendixes contain checklists of provider responsibilities for accreditation, assessment profile criteria, and agreement to become national accreditation trainers. Contains 13 references. (Author/MDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A