ERIC Number: ED064852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Project Child. Final Report.
Educational Improvement Center, Pitman, NJ.
Project Child was explained to be funded under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III and was described to be a regional model demonstration program for the identification of preschool handicapped children especially with learning disabilities. Primary goals of the project were reported to be stimulation of parents and public to realize potential of preschool screening, development of better screening devices, and identification of exceptional children in preschool population to facilitate helping them before entering school. Project Child was then explained to be drafted as a three-phase, 3-year project; the phases involved collection of data from parents about exceptional children in eight counties of southern New Jersey, establishment of demonstration program, and development of regional master plan. Analysis of data showed an overall prevalency rate of 15.1% of children with potential learning problems. Charts provided handicapped data for each of the eight counties. Then reviewed were followup projects, such as interviews with school superintendents, discussions with parents, evaluation questionnaire, and Regional Co-op Project. It was concluded that the project served to make the public more aware of its handicapped populations and of the necessity of the educational system to serve all its children. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Margate City Board of Education, NJ.; New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Educational Improvement Center, Pitman, NJ.