Evaluation of the Rhode Island Child Care Training System.Report as inadecuate

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The Rhode Island Child Care Training System (RICCTS) is intended to tie all aspects of the state's child care and education training into a single system that will produce staff who are competent in delivering high-quality programs for young children. The RICCTS was evaluated for the effectiveness of efforts to ensure quality programming for young children and their families. Data were gathered from 125 training subjects and 23 comparison group subjects and their supervisors on the training's effectiveness in: (1) improving trainees' perceived level of knowledge and skills; (2) improving the quality of work life for the trainees; (3) enabling the implementation of trainee-created action plans; and (4) the different types of training offered such as workshops, conferences, and on-going seminars. Findings showed that while the RICCTS was effective in terms of the first three research questions, with regard to the fourth question, there were no significant differences in effectiveness across the three types of training offered. Results suggest that quality training for child care providers can potentially improve the services offered to young children. (Contains 20 references.) (AP)

Descriptors: Caregiver Attitudes, Caregiver Role, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Child Development Specialists, Curriculum Evaluation, Day Care Centers, Professional Training, Program Effectiveness, State Programs, Trainees, Training Methods

Author: Gomes, Sheryl Anne

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12481&id=ED391585

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