ERIC Number: ED046511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Pre-Kindergarten Program, 1968-69. Evaluation Report for the Project.
North, Robert D.; And Others
The objectives of the Pre-Kindergarten Program were to give children in poverty areas of New York City opportunities for intellectual growth that would improve their later classroom performance, help them attain a positive self-image and a sound attitude toward learning, increase parental interest in their children's school progress and improve home-school cooperation. Of the 9,240 children enrolled 49% were Negro and 40% were Spanish-speaking. For program evaluation, questionnaires were completed by pre-kindergarten teachers and paraprofessionals, by kindergarten teachers, and by parents. Sample pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes were observed and tested, to determine whether children who had attended pre-kindergarten differed from others, and how well the kindergartens build upon children's earlier learning experiences. Special evaluative instruments, the Pre-Kindergarten Inventory and the Kindergarten Inventory, were developed. The most significant result of the program was the pupils' success in learning basic concepts and fundamental discriminations helpful in later school work. It is recommended that the program be continued and extended to more children in poverty areas. (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Psychological Corp., New York, NY.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Kindergarten Inventory (North et al)