ERIC Number: ED021621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Preschool Child and Parent Education Project as Expanded through the Use of Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I, Funds.
A project to evaluate the effectiveness of 14 preschool centers in combining the services of family, community, and professional resources in a program to increase children's school readiness and potential for academic success involved eight hundred 3- and 4-year-olds and their parents. Meetings were held to teach parents to reinforce children's school experience and to strengthen the adults' own self-concepts. Inservice teacher workshops were also held. A language program pilot study was conducted in eight of the centers. Data were collected by means of a questionnaire filled out by preschool staff personnel, an experimental test battery administered to a sample of the preschoolers, teacher reports on parent meetings, the children's medical service records, and other test results. A significant result was that at almost all age levels, the preschool sample exceeded the norms means gains of a former pilot study group in language achievement. The results suggest that the preschool center program be continued with emphasis on a multisensory approach to curriculum and language functioning, that staff inservice workshops be continued, and that parent education meetings stress curriculum and program activities which the children were experiencing. An indepth study to develop the best mode of presentation for special language classes should be supported. Ten tables are included. (MS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers: PROJECT HEAD START