we want to hear from you
Maryland Family Network’s e-Learning options have proven to be wildly popular among practitioners. Supporting Children with Developmental Disabilities in Child Care, in particular, has demonstrated the need for expanding online learning options for early care and education professionals. At the end of Fiscal Year 2016, nearly 500 participants enrolled in this important curriculum.
Congratulations to Sandi L. from New Market, Maryland who is the winner of our first summer raffle. Sandy will receive a $25 gift card. If you’d like to be eligible for our next planned raffle, please complete the online survey and tell us about your experience with Supporting Children with Developmental Disabilities in Child Care.
Here are some interesting results from our survey so far:
- The largest age group of users is 56 – 65 years (35%), followed by 46 – 55 years (25%), then 36 – 45 (22%).
- Of those identifying their role in working with children: 51% are center based staff, 41% are family child care providers, and 2% are parents.
- 69% of respondents reported caring for children with special needs prior to taking this e-Learning training.
- 77% of participants indicate their perspective has become more positive because of this e-Learning opportunity.
- 49% of respondents indicated they were more likely to care for children with special needs, 51% indicated no change in caring for children with special needs, and none indicated they were less likely to care for children with special needs.
- As a result of taking the training, 75% indicated they are looking at their learning environment to see if there are modifications they can make; 33% indicate they were examining their staff records to ensure they have appropriate training to work with children with disabilities, and 29% indicated they are looking at their policies and procedures to better include children with disabilities.
Your response to this survey is critical. Your insights will strengthen the field and help all of us better serve very young children with developmental disabilities.