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ERIC Number: ED051904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Pages: 62
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A Study in Child Care (Case Study from Volume II-A): "A Small U. N." Day Care Programs Reprint Series.
Ruopp, Richard R.
The Central City Head Start Day Care Center in Salt Lake City serves 62 preschoolers from families meeting the OEO poverty guidelines. The ethnic distribution is wide including Chicano, Black, Anglo, Navajo and Chinese children. Significant to the program's success are: the complementary mix of staff personalities, the emphasis on career development of paraprofessionals, the extensive parental involvement, cross-cultural education, health care and social service resources. The educational program emphasizes that as a child gains confidence and masters skills, he develops socially and emotionally. Teachers plan units around various subjects and organize field trips and activities to accompany them. Children are encouraged to be aware of and express their feelings through dramatic play, nursery rhymes and games. Praise is frequently given to build confidence and bolster self-images. Activities are structured around language growth, teaching of pre-reading skills, "Sesame Street," music and art. Other information provided in this document includes discussion of center and staff organization and resource uses, samples of classroom schedules and learning games, and copies of a volunteer orientation schedule, and center regulations. (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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