ERIC Number: ED367085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Diversity in Inclusive Early Childhood Programs in the City of New York.
Moody, Janet; And Others
This conference presentation examines features of Superstart Plus, an inclusive New York City program designed to serve the diversified population of preschool students with special needs. Superstart Plus is designed to provide a less restrictive environment for preschoolers with mild, moderate, or severe disabilities, by placing them in general education settings for half-day or full-day programs. Classroom ratios, curriculum development, and scheduling follow developmentally appropriate practices, and an enrichment-based model geared towards child-initiated learning is used. The paper describes the program's history, goals, design, case studies, staffing, parental involvement, professional development, and relationships with staff and peers. Appended to the paper are charts showing staffing patterns for various models of Superstart Plus, daily schedules for full-day and half-day programs, and a list of the learning centers used. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Inclusive Schools; New York City Board of Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (71st, San Antonio, TX, April 5-9, 1993).