Date of Award


Document Type

Non Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education




Early Childhood Education

Capstone Instructor

Cecelia Westby

Second Reader

Sue Starks


child care providers, developmentally appropriate practices, teacher training


This document will describe a training program designed to meet the specific needs of family child care providers. These providers need access to comprehensive educational opportunities that are offered at appropriate times and use inclusive formats. This program consists of three workshops focusing on developmentally appropriate practice in family child care. The program could be offered over three weeks in two-hour evening sessions, or in one weekend session. The training facilitators will use multiple modes and methods to deliver the information. These will include lecture, group activities and guided personal reflection. Facilitators will also use a variety of print and electronic media. The content of the program will focus on topics that are specifically linked to improving quality. The training will focus on child development, the care environment and curriculum.


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