ERIC Number: ED031318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Kindergarten Curriculum Guide for Indian Children: A Bilingual-Bicultural Approach.
National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
A bilingual and bicultural approach is presented for teaching Navajo Indian students by enhancing and utilizing the familiar while broadening and enriching the students' experiences related to the larger American culture. Information is given on the significance of early learning, physical and mental aspects of the five year old, articulation of early childhood experiences, and the role of the staff in early education. Curriculum experiences are outlined for language and concept development, social living, mathematics, music, natural and physical concepts, health and safety, foods, and aesthetic appreciation. The importance of the supportive services and parental and community involvement in the kindergarten program are also emphasized. The appendices and bibliography include enrichment materials, guidelines for space utilization and equipment requirements, and examples of forms and materials. (DK)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Course Content, Cultural Interrelationships, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Disadvantaged, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, English (Second Language), Enrichment, Kindergarten, Navajo, Parent Participation, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Division of Compensatory Education, BESE.
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Navajo (Nation)