ERIC Number: ED330481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Preschool Project. Progress Report: Year 1. A Report to the Colorado General Assembly. Executive Summary.
Edmiaston, Rebecca; And Others
By creating the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) in 1988, the Colorado General Assembly responded to the needs of 4- and 5-year-old children who are at risk of educational failure in Colorado. This paper is an executive summary of a report to the state's general assembly on the project's first 6 months of progress. The CPP addresses two critical factors in reducing risk of academic failure: strong student communication skills in oral and written language and parental involvement in school activities. After authorization by the Colorado Department of Education, 33 school districts began the preschool programs in January, 1989. In this booklet, a case study reveals the impact of the program on a typical family, and descriptive materials profile the children and families served in the programs. Additionally, cooperation among personnel of various agencies is discussed, and the incidence of use of service delivery models is indicated. Benefits, needs, and recommendations for the Colorado Preschool Program are also enumerated. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For full report, see PS 019 559. Funding also provided by the Piton Foundation and the Clayton Foundation.