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ERIC Number: ED051901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Pages: 57
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A Study in Child Care (Case Study from Volume II-A): "Life is Good, Right? Right!" Day Care Programs Reprint Series.
O'Farrell, Brigid
Housed in structures formerly used by a church, the 5th City Preschool is located in one of Chicago's poorest black ghettos. The 228 infant-to-kindergarten-age children (78% Black, 22% White) are all from families living in the 5th City area. The program emphasizes the development of the total child and concentrates on helping children to build a strong self-image. The curriculum encompasses reading, language, math, writing, drama, musical instruments, architecture, poetry, drama, sculpture, prose, songs, and pictorials. A stable daily sequence of events is followed. To create structured relationships within a class, children are given practical roles and jobs, wear uniforms, march in groups, sit, wait and stand together. Daily teacher meetings are held on curriculum planning and training. The program is an important segment of a comprehensive community reformation experiment and personnel will gradually be replaced by community members. Sponsored by the Church Federation of Greater Chicago, other centers operated on the same basis are located in 18 other cities including Bombay, India, Sidney, Australia, and Hong Kong. The directors of these schools are trained at the 5th City Preschool. Information is included on organization, staff training and resource use. (AJ)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
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