ERIC Number: ED428827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Learning and Growing Together: Head Start and Child Care Professional Development Partnerships.
Elliott, Kimberly; Vestal, Anita
High quality training is necessary to ensure that early childhood and child care practitioners are equipped to meet the diverse needs of the children and families they serve. This book presents the professional development partnership model of The Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education, a strategy to build a comprehensive career development system and to support collaboration between different kinds of services. The book is designed as a resource guide to enable others to replicate collaborative approaches, and includes profiles of 23 professional development partnerships in 19 states. The book describes the key benefits of working together, provides tips on how to form partnerships, discusses a model illustrating the partnership process, and contains resource materials. Appended is an overview of professional development milestones in the early childhood field, a list of advisory group members, and state contacts for Head Start collaboration initiatives. Contains 13 references. (KB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers, Cooperation, Day Care, Early Intervention, Family Day Care, Models, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Professional Development, School Age Day Care
Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education at Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215; Tel 617-734-5200, ext. 211; Fax: 617-738-0643; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://ericps.crc.uiuc.edu/ccdece/ccdece.html ($15).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA. Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education.