ERIC Number: ED183270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Parent Partnership Program: A Report of Activities, September 1978 - June 1979.
Philadelphia School District, PA.
This report covers nearly three years of the Parent Partnership Program activities initiated by the School District of Philadelphia to promote parent participation in the education of their children from the age of three and onward. Three major programs were designed to achieve this goal: the Parent Partnership Program, The Books for Tots Bandwagon, and the Tutor Corps. The Parent Partnership Program offered about 335 workshops to parents in metric math, consumer redress, early childhood, and language arts. In addition, approximately 600 workshops were conducted for Books for Bandwagon, which provided paperback books and other printed materials to parents of young children to foster the development of reading and reading-related skills in the home. More than 14,825 parents of preschool children attended these workshops; coupled with the Parent Partnership Program a total number of 21,000 parents participated in these activities. The Tutor Corps program, which employed teenage tutors to work with infants, toddlers and preschool children in day care centers, not only fostered parenting behavior but also succeeded in enhancing the young children's development. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)