ERIC Number: ED211235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
An Overview of Three PCDC Projects.
Horbaly, Marilyn; And Others
This report provides in matrix form a comprehensive overview of three Parent Child Development Centers (PCDC) projects located in Birmingham, Houston, and New Orleans. The report is divided into five sections. In Section I, the introduction, a brief description is given of the study's purpose. Section II provides demographic data from each of the three PCDC sites and brief descriptions of the locus of each program. The demographic data includes the ethnic characteristics, family structure, education and economic levels, age ranges, and recruitment procedures of program participants. Section III highlights the overarching goal for the three projects as well as the specific program goals of each project. Common across the projects were the goals for mothers to improve their self-concepts, improve their efficacy as teachers and parents, and increase their knowledge of child development, behaviors, and discipline. The theoretical constructs implemented in the three projects and the assumptions underlying these constructs are presented in Section IV. Consistent across the three projects were the development of a set of assumptions related to child development, the mother-child relationship, the family, and the surrounding community. Finally, Section V provides an overview of the three projects in terms of their content focus and delivery, support systems, defining features, parameters of intervention, patterns of staffing, methods of program delivery, evaluative measures, and curriculum materials. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. School of Education.
Identifiers: Alabama (Birmingham); Louisiana (New Orleans); Parent Child Development Centers; Texas (Houston)