ERIC Number: ED035436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
The Advantaged: A Preschool Program for the Disadvantaged.
Tuscumbia Public Schools, AL.
Objectives of this program are to provide health services, foster emotional development, plan for educational growth as a developmental and purposeful process, and encourage parent participation. Children receive medical and dental examinations and care. Social workers serve as liaisons between school, home, and community for recruitment and follow-up parent participation. A parent program includes a recruitment meeting, followed by semi-monthly meetings to explain and show video tapes of their children in the program. Parents are encouraged to reinforce learned skills at home. The physical activity program stresses basic skills at home. The physical activity program stresses basic motor skills and physical growth through structured activities. Medical examinations and speech screening identify speech problems and are a basis for determining a program suitable for each child. The school's resource center contains manipulative toys, play equipment, books, a professional library, and facilities for planning and training purposes. A nutritionist plans menus for breakfast, snack, and lunch at the center, and mealtime is considered learning experience. Appendixes include program goals, a teaching guide, evaluation records, a faculty schedule, and assistant teachers' duties. (DR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tuscumbia Public Schools, AL.