ERIC Number: EJ863095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
The "Kind Intentions Program": Educator Insights
Tannock, Michelle T.
Early Child Development and Care, v179 n8 p1095-1102 Dec 2009
The "Kind Intentions Program" (KIP) was developed in a childcare facility in an effort to encourage children to engage in kind acts. In addition to support for displays of kindness, the programme encourages children to engage in perspective taking skills as they observe the actions of those around them. This study involved the identification of the relevance and applicability of KIP for early childhood educators. Seventeen educators of young children currently working in childcare facilities reviewed the initial programme design, completed a questionnaire and participated in a telephone interview as a means for conveying their thoughts on this new programme. The results of this study indicate that KIP was positively accepted by the educators of young children who participated. These educators identified that the programme would be beneficial for the children, staff and families of their individual facilities.
Descriptors: Altruism, Early Childhood Education, Perspective Taking, Young Children, Interpersonal Relationship, Skill Development, Preschool Teachers, Child Care, Interviews, Program Effectiveness, Prosocial Behavior, Inservice Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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