Title page for ETD etd-11022005-130425

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Ota, Carrie Lou
URN etd-11022005-130425
Title The Impact of Training on Caregiver Responsiveness
Degree Master of Science (M.S.)
Department Human Ecology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Cynthia DiCarlo Committee Chair
Diane Burts Committee Member
Robert Laird Committee Member
  • child care training
  • training
Date of Defense 2005-09-29
Availability unrestricted
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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