ERIC Number: ED409992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Older Adults in Child Care: A Job-Training Model.
Ward, Christopher R.; Smith, Thomas B.
Recognizing the increasing demand for older adults to work as child care employees, this manual presents the Generations Together model for training older adults at the community college level to work in child care settings. The manual describes the steps necessary to implement a community-college-based, older-adult child care employment training program, presents issues and problems encountered during implementation along with solutions, and provides specific examples to guide future programs. Part 1 of the manual introduces the program and describes how to use the manual. Part 2 provides an overview of the program, which is usually taught over 11 weeks, with 79 class hours and 36 practicum hours. The steps described for the model sequence are leadership team formation, recruitment, screening, training, placement, follow-up, and evaluation. Part 3 details project preparation and planning, including how to form the leadership team, plan the implementation strategy, find funding, and staff the program. Part 4 discusses project implementation, including recruiting, screening, training, and placing trainees; and following up with the trainees. Parts 5 and 6 outline the importance of program evaluation, and documentation and program maintenance through relocation. Print and organization resources are listed. Appendices contain the forms necessary to implement the program, including a budget worksheet, program fact sheet, recruitment fliers, and a sample placement letter. Contains 12 references. (KB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Community Colleges, Community Programs, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Opportunities, Intergenerational Programs, Job Training, Models, Older Adults, Two Year Colleges
Generations Together Publications, 121 University Place, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15260; phone: 412-648-2209 (Publication No. 541, $10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sears-Roebuck Foundation, Skokie, IL.; Retirement Research Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Center for Social and Urban Research.; Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Generations Together.