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Family Child Care Providers Speak about Training, Trainers, Accreditation, and Professionalism [microform] : Findings from a Survey of Family-to-Family Graduates / Amy Laura Dombro and Kathy Modigliani
Bib ID 5587915
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Dombro, Amy Laura
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1995 
43 p. 

As part of the Child Care Aware initiative's 5-year process evaluation, this report describes the findings of a survey of 2,095 family child care providers, concerning the type of training they received through the initiative and issues related to accreditation and professionalism. Child Care Aware was sponsored in community sites, promoting the professional development of providers by implementing the following strategies: (1) training; (2) accreditation; and (3) creating or strengthening local provider accreditations. The survey found that the most professional sector of the family child care community has much to say about training, accreditation, and being a professional. These providers believe that training positively influences their practice and that enhancing positive self-esteem is an essential part of their professional development. Additional findings are as follows: (1) training reaches younger providers more frequently than older providers; (2) most providers said they would recommend Family-to-Family training to other providers; (3) providers listed self-respect and a sense of oneself as a professional, and understanding of children's development as the two most important things learned from training; and (4) providers who receive training generally enter into a path of professional development that is likely to lead to accreditation. (BGC)


Availability: Families and Work Institute, 330 Seventh Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10001 ($9 plus $2.50 shipping and handling, quantity discounts available; 10% discount to non-profits).

Sponsoring Agency: Dayton-Hudson Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.

Sponsoring Agency: Target Stores/Dayton Hudson Corp.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Caregiver Attitudes.  |  Caregiver Training.  |  Child Caregivers.  |  Child Rearing.  |  Early Childhood Education.  |  Family Day Care.  |  Professional Development.  |  Professional Personnel.  |  Professional Training.  |  Qualifications.  |  Standards.  |  Surveys.  |  Trainers.  |  Family Day Care Providers  |  Caregiver Qualifications CDA Credential Professionalism
Form/genre Books.  |  Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Modigliani, Kathy, author  |  Families and Work Inst., New York, NY
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