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SOCIAL COMPETENCE IN FAMILY CHILD CARE SETTINGS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60724
Program Year/Program:
2002 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD042952
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
IRIS MEDIA, INC.
258 E 10TH AVE, STE B EUGENE, OR 97401-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: SOCIAL COMPETENCE IN FAMILY CHILD CARE SETTINGS
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R41HD042952-01
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): The quality or experiences in child care has significant, lasting impact on children's social development and early efforts are essential for preventing the progression of conduct problems in youth. The purpose of this proposed project is to develop a video-based training program and manual for family child care providers in strategies for facilitating children's social development and proactive approaches for managing children's behavior. With the growing number of young children being served in child care settings, particularly family child care, it is imperative that the care provide a quality environment which nurtures children's social development. Currently there is a lack of resources on this topic that specifically target family child care providers. In phase one, we propose to develop the training module on Environmental Arrangements for Facilitating Social Development. We will develop an instructional videotape that illustrates concepts with vignettes demonstrating examples and non-examples of children and caregivers in family child care settings. The manual will provide the caregiver with a summary of concepts demonstrated on the videotape, plus handouts to provide to parents as well as worksheets and activities for the children. In phase one we will evaluate the effectiveness of the training module delivered in a workshop format on the child care environment and on caregiver practices in a small randomized treatment-control design. In phase two we plan to develop modules on behavior management and evaluate their effectiveness on a larger sample. The result could be a cost-effective method of reducing behavior problems and guiding a great number of children towards healthy development.

Principal Investigator:

Julie C. Rusby
5414842123
JULIECR@ORI.ORG

Business Contact:

Adam Wendt
5413434747
AJW@LOOKIRIS.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

IRIS MEDIA, INC.
IRIS MEDIA, INC. 258 E 10TH AVE, STE B EUGENE, OR 97401

EIN/Tax ID: 931249861
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
OREGON RESEARCH INSTITUTE
ORRI
EUGENE, OR 97403
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university