ERIC Number: ED195352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Creating an Early Learning Center in an Unused Building.
NCEA Papers, Series II n4 Mar 1972
These three National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) papers focus on a project for providing early childhood education to Catholic youth. The first paper indicates problems of child care services currently provided by the churches, points out possibilities for implementing early childhood programs, and advocates that Catholic education move ahead in the area of early childhood education. The second paper delineates a model project that would provide full-day day care, half-day nursery school and half-day kindergarten programs in an eight-classroom elementary school building. Goals, program philosophy, project design, and program descriptions are provided. Additionally, job descriptions and qualifications, supportive services, licensing requirements, and budget considerations as well as staff meetings, parent involvement, and instruction in early learning centers are either indicated or discussed. The third paper touches briefly on (1) some basic ideas about creativity, (2) non-test means of identifying highly creative students, (3) paper-pencil or oral tests of creativity, (4) the teacher's role in developing and fostering creativity, and presents, in conclusion, practical ideas through which creativity can be fostered in the curriculum. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.