2021 Volume 38 Issue 1 Pages 63-75
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of childcare training on improvement of practical childcare skills and its promoting factors. The participants were 130 university students of a nursery teacher training course. Before and after childcare training, the participants were asked to respond to the “Practical Childcare Skills Standards (Relationships with Children),” and the rating scale on the degree of self-confidence in building relationships with children and caregivers. As a result, it was found that “communication skills necessary for childcare practice,” “ability to plan childcare,” and “ability to expand childcare developmentally.” improved after childcare training. In addition, it was confirmed that participants’ self-confidence in relationships with children and caregivers before and after childcare training had a positive influence on their practical childcare skills after childcare training.