Development and verification of a day care training program for administrators

Hinds, Marjorie Juanita (1978) Development and verification of a day care training program for administrators. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Generally speaking, in Canada today, administrators of day care centers receive the same training as Early Childhood Education teachers. The main purpose of this study is to offer administrators a viable alternative to their present training. The alternative would be a university-based program which would deal specifically with the administrator's role within a day care setting. -- The enclosed program was developed over a period of four years and focused upon the stated needs of sixty administrators in Ontario. Also, suggestions were solicited from day care officials across Canada and their advice was incorporated into the program. In order to validate and evaluate the program, both the interview and the questionnaire techniques were used with a total of 110 administrators of day care centers throughout Canada. -- Analysis indicates a) administrators wanted a specialized program to accommodate their needs; b) the majority of the sample (eighty-two percent) stated they would adopt the program as presented; c) a minority of the sample (ten percent) suggested minor modifications needed to be incorporated into the program for their particular locale. Eight percent did not respond. In conclusion, there is evidence that a Canadian university-based program for administrators of day care centers is not only desirable but also a necessity if our administrators are to become professionals and if tomorrow's parents are to obtain quality day care. In fact, many government groups of day care workers are now seeking subsidization for professional development or assurance of remuneration upon completion of training courses. Strong possibilities exist for day and/or night classes or even concerned university personnel moving into day care settings to aid administrators in reaching their goals.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7644
Item ID: 7644
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves [131]-134.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1978
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Ontario
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Day care centers--Management--Study and teaching; Day care centers--Canada--Management

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