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ERIC Number: ED349114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Success Starts Young: Expanding the Promise of the Illinois Preschool Program.
Voices for Illinois Children, Chicago.
In 1986, Illinois implemented the Children at Risk of Educational Failure preschool program. By the 1991-1992 school year, almost 25,000 children were enrolled in the program. This document reports on accessibility to, and community involvement in, the program, and instructional and evaluation practices used in the program. The section on accessibility discusses the topics of state funding and program enrollment, full-day programs for children of working parents, and children with disabilities or limited English proficiency. Several topics relevant to the program's operation in Chicago are examined. The section on family and community involvement considers the topics of parent involvement in the preschool program, school meals, and interagency cooperation in early childhood education. The section on instructional practices and evaluation examines the topics of developmentally appropriate practices, individual assessment profiles, an annual program review, and a longitudinal program evaluation. For each topic discussed, at least one recommendation is offered. Appendices present data on program funding and enrollment for the eight most populous cities, and for each county, in the state. A bibliography of 36 items is provided. (BC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Breakfast Programs, Community Involvement, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities, Enrollment, Full State Funding, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, School Readiness, State Programs, Teaching Methods
Voices for Illinois Children, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1580, Chicago, IL 60604 ($6).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Voices for Illinois Children, Chicago.
Identifiers: Illinois; Illinois (Chicago)
Note: Additional funding for this report was provided by the Ronald McDonald Children's Charities, the Protestant Foundation Fund of Greater Chicago, and Prince Charitable Trusts.