ERIC Number: ED348142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
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Early Literacy Project: Tutoring and Parent Training in a Head Start Center.
Cuevas, Phyllis; And Others
A Student Literacy Corps was established in 1991 at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The corps provides intervention for at-risk Head Start students in a program designed to enrich literacy skills. The Student Literacy Corps has two components: (1) a tutoring program in which college students tutor 4-year-old Head Start children; and (2) a program to train parents to provide home experiences that reinforce what their children have learned in the tutoring program. The lessons in the tutoring program focus on the development of gross and fine motor skills, social skills, and language skills, and on activities that foster cognitive development. College professors provide parents with monthly training. Parents are given materials such as books, games, puzzles, and chalkboards to use with their children at home. A planned program evaluation will measure Head Start children's skill growth and assess the attitudes of the tutors, parents, and Head Start teachers involved in the program. Data from the evaluation will be used to compile a record of college student participation in the program. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: McNeese State University LA; Project Head Start; Student Literacy Corps LA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Association on Children Under Six (43rd, Tulsa, OK, March 23-28, 1992). Program supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.