ERIC Number: EJ656316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Professional-Development Systems: The State of the States.
Gannett, Ellen; Nee, Judy; Smith, Darci
School-Age Review, n3 p26-31 Spr 2001
Describes states' efforts to implement a school-age credentialing system for child caregivers. Identifies basic problems hindering progress: readiness, infrastructure, and sustainability of infrastructure. Delineates implications for school-age care of significant initiatives in California, Florida, and New York. Suggests that there is no prescribed path or professional development in the current environment of high staff turnover, unresolved agreement on job requirements, and increased demand for an accountable, skilled workforce. (KB)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Career Development, Child Caregivers, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Professional Development, Public Policy, School Age Child Care, Standards, State Programs, Youth Programs
National School-Age Care Alliance, 1137 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02124.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; New York