ERIC Number: ED028118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Early Education; A Report and Recommendations for Including Three- and Four-Year-Old Children in the Public School System of Washington, D.C.
Pollak, Ruth S., Ed.; Freed, Judith G., Assoc. Ed.
This report presents recommendations for the establishment of an early education program based on the Passow Report (that the District of Columbia undertake a major program of schooling for disadvantaged preschool children, and that this program be integrated into the school system). A large portion of the report discusses the rationale of the program: it will foster physical health, intellectual growth, healthy social and emotional development, opportunities for parents and teachers to work together, and growth of self-esteem in the child. A program for Washington is proposed with preliminary ground rules concerning physical facilities, curriculum development (emphasizing the rationale of the program), parental involvement, and supportive services. Presented in more detail are descriptions of staff development with sections on the roles and deployment of the program direction, coordinators, teachers, assisting teacher, and community aides; a specific program for career development (including a curriculum for inservice training courses and a career development ladder); recommendations for cooperative, coordinated future programs; and particularized cost estimates and budgeting plans for the program. A 48-item bibliography is included. (SM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Citizens for Better Public Education, Inc., Washington, DC. Early Childhood Education Committee.
Identifiers: District of Columbia