ERIC Number: ED248004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Working with Parents and Professionals.
Rice, Margaret A.
This document describes several outreach projects in Hull, England, developed by a head teacher of a state nursery school who believed that parents would feel more comfortable with preschool staff and activities if facilities were provided for very young children. The first section describes the innovation of a mother-toddler club in North Hull. In 1980, when funds were needed to acquire a building, this club became the nucleus for the North Hull Neighbourhood Centre. Greater space allowed the addition of new activities, such as a pensioners' club, a toy library, and exercise and karate groups. The next two sections describe the Neighbourhood Centres Project, in which similar activities were started in two other areas of the city. Toy libraries and parent/toddler groups were organized through a play group supervisor and the head teachers of three primary schools. The last two sections discuss research providing a rationale for these projects, the roles of professionals from various social agencies in creating and maintaining them, and the current and future status of the projects. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Authoring Institution: Humberside Coll. of Higher Education, Hull (England). Professional Centre.
Identifiers: England; Playgroups; Toy Lending Libraries