This article describes the development and implementation of a child care-provider training program and evaluation based on the parenting book Right from Birth. The goals of the program are to increase the knowledge and use of developmentally appropriate, sensitive care practices among Louisiana child-care providers. The evaluation design assesses knowledge gain through pre-test post-test design and practice implementation by survey and telephone interviews. The results of the evaluation show relevant knowledge gain. Practice implementation methods did not achieve the responses necessary to make meaningful generalizations. Implications for Extension professionals are discussed.
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Cathey, L., White, R., Braud, E., & Gioe, C. (2009). Helping Children by Educating Their Caretakers: An Evaluation of Knowledge Gain and Practice Implementation. The Journal of Extension, 47(2), Article 26. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss2/26