ERIC Number: ED387217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Caring for Children in School-Age Programs. A Trainer's Guide.
Koralek, Derry G.; Foulks, Debra D.
This guide assists trainers of school age program staff who are using the self-instructional book "Caring for Children in School-Age Programs," during which time trainers must play an active role. Chapter 1 describes the content, format, and training approach of "Caring for Children in School-Age Programs"; discusses how to offer training based on adult learning principles; describes professional development and program improvement in the area of school age care; and suggests ways to make training count. Chapter 2 gives an overview of the trainer's role in introducing the self-instructional training program, completing the orientation, and working through a module. This chapter also discusses providing feedback, describes what staff and trainers do to complete each module, and suggests strategies for extending learning. Chapter 3 (addressed to trainers who will deliver training through workshops, seminars, or college courses) describes training techniques, logistics, ways to encourage active participation, and methods for evaluating training. A sample training outline is also provided. Chapter 4 explains the assessment process and includes knowledge and competency assessments for each training module. Seven appendices contain a planning form for group training sessions, answer sheets for knowledge assessment, observation forms for the competency assessments, tracking forms, a training record, a certification of completion, and a list of publishers and distributors of resources. (TM)
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers, Elementary Education, Independent Study, Professional Training, School Age Day Care, Supervisory Methods, Supervisory Training, Trainers, Training Methods
Teaching Strategies, Inc., P.O. Box 42243, Washington, DC 20015 ($23.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related document, see ED 368 474.