ERIC Number: ED326332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Young Children Living in Risky Circumstances. Addressing the Needs of At Risk Students during the Early Learning Years. Technical Team Report. Submitted to the Commission for Students At Risk of School Failure.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
This report addresses the conditions of at-risk children and builds a case for changing the odds so that they favor such children. The introduction summarizes nearly a decade of education reform efforts related to disadvantaged youth. It underscores the need to intervene early. Four subsequent sections: (1) describe the developmental characteristics of children during the early learning years; (2) contrast environments that support healthy early development and prevent school failure with those that deprive youth of success; (3) define risk in early childhood and clarify ways in which children can be identified as at-risk; and (4) offer recommendations for intervening on behalf of young children. Tables outline a continuum of services, programs, and activities for young children and their families, and a blueprint for action regarding health and nutrition. Profiles of 35 program examples around the nation are appended. A list of 92 references is included. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Note: For related documents, see PS 019 306-308.