Tech child care picked for study
by Emanuel County Live | February 27, 2006 12:00 am
The Child Development Care Center located at Swainsboro Technical College has been selected to participate in a research study being conducted by Spectrum Consulting, LLC., sponsored by U.S. Department of Education. The study is to look at the results of a series of selfpaced professional development activities on teachers’ classroom management.
Parapros in the Development Center will use the instructional DVD, CD-ROM, and booklet provided by Spectrum consulting to work through the activities presented through these materials. The activity will be from 10-15 minutes each day for 15 days. Mrs. Annie Evans, child development preschool paraprofessional, said, “I look forward to applying the techniques I will learn from this program with our children.”
Dr. Susan Galis-White, formerly Commerce City Schools (Georgia) Special Education Director, will serve as Senior Field Director in coordinating this study. Dr. Mary Wood, Professor Emerita of special education at University of Georgia, will serve as a senior advisor for this study with Spectrum Consulting and the U.S. Department of Education.
According to Kay Wilson, Child Care Resource and Referral director, “Participation in the study is entirely voluntary and collected data is kept confidential in a manner consistent with federal and state regulations. Data regarding individual participants will not be reported; only group data will be reported.”
Gena Sapp, director of The Child Development Center stated, “We are excited about the opportunity to participate in this study; it helps to keep us abreast of materials that are available to help in the development of young minds. We are always trying to find ways to challenge and nurture the young minds that are in our care.”