ERIC Number: ED180600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Kindergarten in Georgia.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
This handbook provides teachers with suggestions for planning, implementing and evaluating programs for kindergarten children. Chapter I briefly outlines child development principles and program characteristics for the kindergarten. Chapter II discusses how teachers can create an environment for learning through scheduling, organizing the teaching process and the physical environment, providing learning centers, developing activity units, and providing for the needs of special children. Chapters III, IV, and V provide guides for promoting, respectively, the affective, physical and intellectual development of kindergarten children. Each chapter discusses goals, provides a child assessment checklist, suggests activities, indicates curriculum resources and contains a checklist for program evaluation. Chapter VI contains guides for increasing home-school communication. Chapter VII describes developmental screening for kindergarten and continuous child evaluation. Appendices provide criteria for evaluating screening and evaluation instruments, lists of instruments reviewed in the handbook, model letters and announcements, guides for teacher reports to other teachers or parents, definitions of exceptional children, and lists of resources for teachers. A Georgia State Department of Education form for an annual kindergarten plan is included in the handbook. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Creative Art, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Family School Relationship, Formative Evaluation, Humanistic Education, Informal Assessment, Intellectual Development, Kindergarten, Physical Development, Program Development, Science Education, Screening Tests, Social Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
Note: A sample plan for 1979-80 is included