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ERIC Number: ED001860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
Pages: 1
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TO BE CONTINUED, THE STORY OF THE BALTIMORE EARLY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROJECT.
HARDING, ALICE C.
FOUR- AND FIVE-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN ATTEND DAILY SESSIONS AT EACH OF FOUR EARLY ADMISSIONS CENTERS. THESE CHILDREN LIVE IN DEPRESSED LOW-ECONOMIC AREAS. THEIR VOCABULARIES ARE VERY LIMITED, AND THEIR RESTRICTED LIVES HAVE NOT PERMITTED THEM TO DEVELOP THE NECESSARY STORE OF BASIC CONCEPTS OR THE SOCIAL MATURITY NEEDED FOR SCHOOL. A CENTER BECOMES A WORLD OF SURPRISES FOR SUCH A CHILD AS HE IS ENCOURAGED TO TALK, RUN, AND SING. TEACHERS HELP CHILDREN IMPROVE ENUNCIATION AND VOCABULARY THROUGH STORIES AND GAMES. LUNCHTIME INTRODUCES THE CHILDREN TO MANY NEW FOODS AND TO BASIC TABLE MANNERS. CLASS PROJECTS INCLUDE GROWING PLANTS AND CARING FOR A CLASS PET. BECAUSE SCHOOL BUSES ARE AVAILABLE, THE CENTERS ARE ABLE TO SCHEDULE NUMEROUS EXCURSIONS. A SENIOR TEACHER, AN ASSISTANT TEACHER, A TEACHING AIDE, AND VOLUNTEER HELPERS, ONE FOR EACH DAY OF THE WEEK, COMPOSE A CENTER'S ADULT COMPONENT.
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Identifiers: EARLY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROJECT; Maryland (Baltimore)