ERIC Number: ED252277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Developing a Preschool Level Gifted Program in the Private Sector.
This practicum addresses the creation of an economically viable school in the private sector to meet the educational and social needs of cognitively developmentally accelerated preschool-age children. Anticipated outcomes of the practicum included development of a well-documented philosophical approach to preschool gifted education, curriculum guidelines for preschool gifted children, and a case study of the process of establishing a preschool/day care center. Program development involved a comprehensive literature search for philosophical approaches and curricula appropriate to gifted preschoolers. In addition, program planning involved an examination of processes involved in the business of establishing a school. These considerations included purchase or lease of property; appropriate planning for property modification; zoning variance procedures; licensure; incorporating and establishing an administrative structure; and budgeting (including funding sources, bookkeeping and accounting, taxation, insurance, and curriculum). Procedures followed are outlined in sufficient detail so that a similar program could be duplicated in other localities. Appended are community care license application forms; a prelicensing site visit request form; equipment lists of the Suisun Valley, California, Children's School; a staffing plan; policy statements; budget and financial plans; job descriptions; incorporation bylaws; a county use permit application; personnel policies; a parent handbook; a publicity flyer; an enrollment application; registration packet materials; publicity articles; a letter to the Health Department; a traffic flow plan; a parking plan; advertising; posting requirements; and application and tax forms. (RH)
Descriptors: Business, Case Studies, Certification, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Gifted, Guidelines, Occupational Information, Preschool Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Proprietary Schools, School Administration, School Personnel, School Policy, Special Education, Taxes
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Report, Nova University, 1984. Appendices have been filmed from best copy available.