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ERIC Number: ED433929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 79
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Helping Family Day Care Providers Implement Developmentally Appropriate Child Care Practices in Their Homes with a Four Point Strategy.
Kirshenbaum, Karen
This practicum was developed to increase the quality of child care offered by family daycare providers on a military base in the western United States. Providers were to improve their developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) by following a daily activity schedule, setting up enriched home environments, writing and implementing curricula, and positively interacting with children. Following identification of the problem through a survey of daycare providers, interventions were conducted, including three training sessions, playgroups, and education of providers in lending library supplies. Monthly home visits were also conducted. Outcomes of the interventions were measured using the Developmentally Appropriate Practices Observation Tool, which contained four sections: daily activity schedule, environments, interactions, and curriculum plans. Findings indicate that, with the exception of setting up developmentally appropriate home environments, all objectives for improvement through use of DAP were met. (Appendices contain the survey instrument, observation tool, workshop evaluation, family daycare book report form, and family daycare provider home visit observation form. Contains 50 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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