ERIC Number: ED443505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Trainer's Guide to El Comienzo & Esto Es Familiar: Keys to Training Spanish-Speaking Family Day Care Providers.
This set of manuals was developed by the California Child Care Initiative for the training of Spanish-speaking family day care providers. The English-language trainer's guide has been designed to accompany "El Comienzo" ("The Beginner") and "Esto Es Familiar" ("It's a Family Affair"). The Spanish-language "El Comienzo" is an information kit focusing on the business and licensing aspects of starting a family day care program, while "Esto Es Familiar" covers the provider's daily work with parents and children by means of a series of folders detailing self evaluation, effective practices, and facilities planning. The first two chapters of the trainer's manual provide an overview of training methods and logistics. Chapter 1 emphasizes active learning as the most effective way to motivate and empower adults to learn and succeed. Chapter 2 describes the various practical matters of setting up a training program, such as assessing community training needs and barriers, scheduling, course formats and outlines, and evaluating the program's success. Chapter 3-10 are devoted to subject areas that correspond to the folders of "El Comienzo" and/or the chapters of Esto Es Familiar," including the following topics: "Getting Started,""Effective Business Practices in Family Day Care,""Planning a Child Care Environment,""Working with Parents,""Working with Children,""Health and Safety,""Food and Nutrition," and "Your Child Care Career." Each of these chapters contains sections on the background, goals, activities, topics for critical thinking, a discussion, and a list of possible resources of outside support for a training class on family day care. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Caregiver Training, Child Health, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Design, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Professional Training, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Methods
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 111 New Montgomery Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105; Tel: 415-882-0234; Fax: 415-882-6233 ($15 plus shipping. California residents add appropriate sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, San Francisco.