ERIC Number: ED373868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Georgia Prekindergarten Program Evaluation.
Quay, Lorene C.; Kaufman-McMurrain, Marsha
This report is an evaluation of the Georgia Prekindergarten Program established during the 1992-93 school year. The program aimed to enhance community services, family well-being, and developmental and educational opportunities for 4-year-olds, targeting children who were eligible for public assistance or referred by a social service agency. Twenty pilot programs were selected for funding. This evaluation, intended to provide information to guide decisions about future directions for the program, has two objectives: first, to describe the overall program, the children and families, and the educational and family services; and second, to assess broad, long-term effects on community, family, and child well-being. Chapter 1 describes the seven program sites in the evaluation sample. Chapter 2 describes the children and their developmental levels, and attendance and attrition in the program. Chapter 3 describes the families participating in the program and their evaluations of the program. Chapter 4 describes the education component of the programs at each site: (1) the service delivery system; (2) each curriculum model selected; (3) results of teacher interviews; (4) the classroom environment; (5) teacher assessment of students; (6) teacher characteristics and training; and (7) parent involvement. Chapter 5 describes the family service workers and their role in the program and training. Chapter 6 describes the community-based coordinating councils and their views of the sample programs. Chapter 7 presents a summary, review, and implications of the evaluation. Case studies are included in chapters 2, 4, and 5. Appendices include the pilot program guidelines and survey instruments used. (TM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Georgia Prekindergarten Program
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