ERIC Number: ED387224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr-14
Reference Count: N/A
HIV/AIDS in Early Childhood Day-Care Settings. Final Report. Phase I.
McKinney, David D., Ed.; And Others
A feasibility study regarding the training and information needs of preschool and day care administrators, staff, and teachers regarding HIV/AIDS was conducted. This study also examined the issues associated with the presence of HIV-positive children in preschool and day care settings and the need for designing a program to help preschools and day care centers to develop a comprehensive and proactive policy. Parents and teachers of HIV-positive preschoolers were interviewed, and focus groups made up of parents, teachers, and day-care providers were formed. The study's objectives were as follows: (1) identify the policy, information, and education needs of preschools, day care centers, and their constituencies; (2) determine the best means to address the needs of preschools, day care centers, and their constituencies; (3) investigate the best way to package and deliver information and training needs for the target audience; and (4) identify the appropriate dissemination channels for the proposed package. The chapters in the report are: (1) "Phase I Activities," including a discussion of background literature, designing team meeting and focus groups, and outcome of activities; (2) "HIV/AIDS and Early Childhood Education: Background and Issues," covering special challenges, epidemiological trends, social and legal issues, barriers, psychosocial effects, and proactivity case studies; and (3) "Design Plan," focusing on the target audience, guiding principles, proposed product design, major content areas, commercial application, and anticipated outcome. A bibliography listing 108 references is provided. (BGC)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers, Child Health, Child Rearing, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Feasibility Studies, Focus Groups, Information Needs, Parent Education, Parents, Psychological Needs, Special Health Problems, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC.