Master of Science (MS)
This is an evaluation of observation-based experiences in child care in the state of Louisiana to help determine the importance of training and its impact on caregiver responsiveness. Infant and toddler child care caregivers were observed prior to and following a six-hour statewide training provided by Louisiana State University Cooperative Extension. The focus of the training was the Right from Birth series (Ramey & Ramey, 1999). Caregiver responsiveness to infants and toddlers was measured using a multiple baseline design. Observers examined both positive and negative caregiver behaviors which were categorized as either active or passive on the part of the caregiver. Findings indicted an increase in positive caregiver behaviors and a decrease in negative caregiver behaviors. These results support the importance of training programs and requirements of regulations for training of child care providers.
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Ota, Carrie Lou, "The impact of training on caregiver responsiveness" (2005). LSU Master's Theses. 2769.