ERIC Number: ED038181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-15
Reference Count: 0
Development of the Early Childhood Education Program. Basic Plan.
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
The early childhood education program described in this report is a 3-year program of preschool education to prepare 6-year-old rural children to perform tasks and acquire skills expected of the average child at the first grade level. Language, cognition, motor skills, and orienting and attending skills are emphasized. This program is proposed as an alternative to conventional kindergarten in Appalachia. The program will be considered successful if all children with IQs of 90 and above, master 90 percent of 250 behavioral objectives. The strategy is to develop a child-centered, home-oriented program for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. Television broadcasts, based on specific behavioral objectives, will be presented on commercial channels. Weekly home visits will be made by trained paraprofessionals drawn from the field test area, and a mobile classroom will provide a setting for group activities and social development of children. Over a period of 5 years, the program's work plan provides for 1 year of design, 3 years of formative evaluation, and 1 year of summative evaluation and program description (July 1971 - June 1972). Estimated costs for the total program are presented. (DR)
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Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.