ERIC Number: ED061350
Record Type: RIE
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1969-70 Pre-kindergarten; Final Report: 1970 Summer Pre-kindergarten.
The Pre-Kindergarten Program was established as a part of the Language Development Program (funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act) which is intended to increase the language facility of low income Columbus children. The pre-kindergarten child should leave the program feeling important and unique and should have gained language, social, and motor skills which enable him to be successful in kindergarten and first grade. The curriculum of the program was developed by the classroom teachers and social workers in the program. It included instruction in vocabulary development, social growth, gross-and-fine-motor coordination development, number concept development, music, art, and literature. The involvement of parents in the program was considered essential. Parents were encouraged to visit the classroom for observation and conferences with teachers. The teachers visited in the home to discuss the child's progress with the parents. There were 659 pupils enrolled at some time during the year and 487 remained during the entire year. Each child attended school for four half-day sessions per week. Each session accommodated between 12 and 18 pupils. The primary evaluation instrument was the "Bettye Caldwell Pre-School Inventory." (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Ohio