ERIC Number: ED045204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun-18
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An Assessment of Cognitive Growth in Children Who Have Participated in the Toy-Lending Component of the Parent-Child Program.
Rayder, Nicholas F.; And Others
This report is one of a series evaluating the Parent/Child Program. This program is designed to provide preschool education for 3- to 4-year-olds whose parents cannot afford nursery schools but yet are above the income level for Head Start participation. Two groups of parents participated in separate but equivalent Parent/Child courses in a classroom setting, 2 hours a week for 10 weeks, and were taught how to teach their children through the use of educational toys. All 31 children participating were pre- and posttested on the Responsive Test, developed to measure change in the intellectual development of children who have participated in a responsive environment. A variety of skills and concepts were tested on 13 subtests of the Responsive Test. Controls allowed for the effects of maturation and practice. For children in both groups of parents, there were significant differences on 9 of the 13 subtests. Of the other four subtests, two were at the maximum level on the pretest, and two measured factors for which the boys did not provide practice. It was concluded that the children learned a considerable amount over the 10 weeks of involvement in the Parent-Child Course and that a large portion of this learning can be attributed to the course itself. PS 004 022 is another report in this series. (NH)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Labs.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.