ERIC Number: ED253303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Kindergarten in Mississippi: An Administrator's Handbook (with Guidelines and Criteria).
Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Instruction.
This administrators' handbook gives directions for implementing a kindergarten program. Specifically, chapters discuss: roles of school staff members; general characteristics and needs of young children (including those with special needs) in various developmental areas; procedures for renovating or constructing classroom and playground facilities; development of a comprehensive curriculum based on the developmental needs of 5-year-olds; equipment and materials for various learning centers; techniques of program assessment; and ways to involve parents in their children's learning experiences. Eighteen appendices include (1) a list of requirements for teacher certification; (2) suggestions for playground equipment design; (3) playground plot plans; (4) a sample registration form; (5) an instructional management plan; (6) a bibliography of teachers' resource books; (7) plans for classroom equipment; (8) a review of screening instruments; (9) a review of standardized testing instruments; (10) excerpts from Georgia kindergarten assessment; 11) sample checklists; (12) an anecdotal record form; (13) a partial list of school districts housing federally funded kindergarten programs; (14) general registration and certificate of residence forms; (15) a program participation selection form, a parent interest survey, a field trip permission form, and a volunteer profile; (16) a resource list for parents, administrators, and teachers; (17) a training format; and (18) a sample community interest survey. The handbook also includes a very brief glossary along with guidelines for and information about application and criteria for kindergarten program funds during the 1985-86 and 1986-87 school years. (AS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Instruction.