ERIC Number: ED045782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Martin Luther King Family Center, Chicago, 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 the Martin Luther King Family Center, one of 34 promising programs on childhood education. The Martin Luther King Family Center is now a privately funded, community-controlled demonstration service center with an all black staff. All of its programs are designed to strengthen the participant's identity and encourage him in an active relationship with his environment. The Center is actively responsive to community desires. The community involved is located in a public housing project and has been described as the poorest in Chicago. Some of the many programs of the Center are: (1) a preschool program, concerned with developing feelings of competence and learning in children and their mothers; (2) a free health center for medical and dental care; (3) a Toddler's Lab, which serves as an experimental group of very young children; and, (4) a chartered community group, which plans community projects, such as a local community-controlled supermarket and credit union. For other booklets in the series, see UD 011 120-121, and 011 123-125. (Author/JW)
Descriptors: Black Community, Community Action, Community Education, Community Health Services, Community Organizations, Community Programs, Family Health, Family Programs, Health Services, Preschool Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Catalog no. HE-5.220:20154, $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 (Chicago); Martin Luther King Family Center IL
Note: Prepared for the White House Conference on Children, December 1970