ERIC Number: ED045781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Mother's Training Program, Urbana, Illinois: Model Programs. Childhood Education.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Prepared for the White House Conference on Children (December 1970), this booklet reports on a mothers' training program in Urbana, Illinois--one of 34 promising programs on childhood education. The training program is a tutorial program at the University of Illinois involving both mother and child; the program tries to demonstrate that mothers in deprived areas can be effectively trained to provide own children with a more stimulating home environment and some basic preschool skills. Results have been highly promising; in contrast to the usual pattern for children from disadvantaged areas, the participating infants show increasing improvement on intelligence tests. The mothers are self-confident and enthusiastic about the program. The mothers in the program set aside a regular time for daily training sessions at home with the child; these sessions vary in length depending on the infant's attention span. In addition, the mothers attend two-hour group meetings once a week. The program provides transportation to the school and pays $3 per session to cover babysitting expenses. Basic toys and other materials are supplied. For other booklets in the series, see UD 011 120, and 011 122-125. (Author/JW)
Descriptors: Family Programs, Group Discussion, Intelligence Tests, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Education, Preschool Tests, Training Methods
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Catalog no. HE-5.220:20147, $0.20)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: Illinois; Illinois (Urbana); University of Illinois
Note: Prepared for the White House Conference on Children, December 1970