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ERIC Number: ED343674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Michigan Early Childhood Education Preschool Program Process Evaluation Report, 1991-92.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
This document reports the findings of a process evaluation of the Saginaw, Michigan Early Childhood Education Preschool program for 4-year-olds at risk of academic failure. As of January, 1992, a total of 292 pupils were attending the program at 9 sites. The goal of the program is to enable 4-year-olds to develop school readiness skills. Program components include children's cognitive, psychomotor, and affective development; parent and community participation; curriculum; and staff development. The process evaluation consisted of on-site observations of all nine classrooms and the use of an activity observation checklist and language observation instrument. Observations revealed that: (1) activities to meet the program's daily objectives took place in all classrooms; (2) a record of parent participation was maintained in all classrooms; (3) labels were placed on objects throughout the classrooms to assist in word recognition; and (4) teachers employed language enhancement techniques. Overall, the program was operating as planned. Suggestions for improving some areas of the program are offered. Appendixes include a list of program participants, a list of objectives for each of the program's component areas, copies of the activity checklist and language observation instrument, and a table listing teachers' use of language enhancement techniques. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers: Michigan Early Childhood Educ Preschool Program; Saginaw City School System MI
Note: For 1988-89 report, see ED 305 178; for 1989-90 report, see ED 316 318, for 1990-91 report, see ED 329 347.