ERIC Number: ED184679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Successful Early Childhood Intervention.
Waller, Suzanne P.; Waller, Michael I.
This paper presents the design, underlying theory, and primary outcomes of the Multiple Model Preschool Program (MMPP), a three-year longitudinal early childhood intervention program which focused simultaneously on the three dimensions of parental involvement, home-school relations, and individualized education. In both homes and schools at three different geographic sites, the MMPP examined the effects of a multi-dimensional program on the growth of 134 low-income children identified at age three as potential academic high-risks. Results in the area of cognitive functioning of the children, as measured by a battery of standardized aptitude and achievement tests, revealed significant gains of a magnitude which supports the MMPP approach as a fruitful one for increasing the likelihood of academic success for this population. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Multiple Model Preschool Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980)