ERIC Number: ED462794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
TIME (Training in a Manila Envelope): A Child Care Plus+ Outreach Project To Expand Care and Education Options for Young Children with Disabilities. Final Report.
Morris, Sandra L.
This final report summarizes the activities of TIME (Training in a Manila Envelope), a federally funded project designed to replicate the Child Care plus+ model of inservice training by providing: (1) a course on inclusion directly for child care providers and other early childhood professionals in rural areas across the nation; and (2) training for learning facilitators to replicate the model in local areas. With consideration for the unique qualities of each child, each early childhood setting, and each individual provider, TIME used lifelong learning practices matched with accessible methods to help child care providers in rural areas who may have specific needs and limited resources. A total of 524 providers successfully completed the self-study course provided directly through grant activities, demonstrating positive changes in knowledge, skills, and practice. One hundred forty of these providers participated in skill-based training provided directly by project staff by enrolling in a comprehensive, self-study, university course on the basic practices and skills which promote inclusion of young children with disabilities in early childhood settings. The other 384 providers participated in self-study courses facilitated by 24 learning facilitators replicating the model in local areas in nine states (Alaska, California, Idaho, Massachusetts, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Utah). This report includes a description of the course content, an annotated list of products developed by the project, examples of the project's impact, a list of future activities, and a discussion of lessons learned. (SG)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Higher Education, Inclusive Schools, Infants, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Outreach Programs, Professional Development, Programmed Instruction, Rural Education, Toddlers, Young Children
University of Montana Rural Institute on Disabilities, 634 Eddy Ave., University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812-6696.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montana Univ., Missoula.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; California; Idaho; Massachusetts; Montana; New Mexico; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Utah