ERIC Number: ED327339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Standards for Implementing Quality Prekindergarten Education: Guide to Certification.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Instruction.
This document is intended to provide Maryland's public schools with the information needed to initiate and pursue Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification of their prekindergarten programs. After a brief introduction in section I, section II addresses the certification process in terms of definition, overview, and steps in pursuing certification. A description is provided of each of the six steps involved in the certification process, including the internal program review steps of orientation, self-appraisal, and program improvement, and the external program review steps of documentation, validation, and certification. Section III differentiates MSDE certification and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation, while section IV describes the role of MSDE in the certification and accreditation process. The document also provides the prekindergarten standards in the form of an assessment instrument, so that schools can weigh the quality of their prekindergarten programs against MSDE's Standards for Implementing Quality Prekindergarten Education. Five appendices provide a statement of philosophy;, the self-appraisal instrument, a self-appraisal summary sheet, a form for verifying a validation visit, and a table correlating MSDE prekindergarten standards and NAEYC criteria. Citations number 85. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Instruction.
Identifiers: Maryland; Program Review
Note: For related documents, see PS 019 381-383.