ERIC Number: ED409668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
SpecialCare Outreach Project. Final Report.
Garland, Corinne W.; Osborne, Sheri
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of SpecialCare Outreach Program. This federally funded project was designed to expand inclusive child care options for families of young children with disabilities through replication of a proven model and curriculum for training home and center-based child care providers. During the project's 3 years, it used a train-the-trainer approach with 29 trainers at 18 agencies in Virginia and Maryland, which ultimately resulted in the training of more than 800 caregivers. It has also provided technical assistance designed to foster collaboration between the child care system and the early intervention/early childhood special education system and between families and trained caregivers. The training curriculum developed by the project provides information on inclusive child care, characteristics of children with disabilities, building relationships with families, community services, and consultation. Individual chapters of the report describe the project's goals and objectives, its theoretical framework, its model, the problems encountered, evaluation, and future activities. Appended are the SpecialCare curriculum chart, sample training materials, and evaluation instrumentation. Contains 16 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child Development Resources, Norge, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland; Virginia