ERIC Number: ED061351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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1970-71 Pre-Kindergarten and 1971 Summer Pre-Kindergarten. Final Report.
The Pre-Kindergarten Component, part of the Language Development Component funded under Title I of the Elementary Secondary Education Act of 1965, served 677 four-year-olds in 21 Title I schools. The design of the component was based on the assumption that many pre-school disadvantaged pupils have underdeveloped potential in many areas necessary for success in early grades. These are areas such as oral language, vocabulary, visual perception, and auditory discrimination. Each classroom was staffed by a teacher, teacher assistant, and community volunteers to work with 15 children at each session, one morning and one afternoon, five days each week. The component also included health care and parent meetings. Inservice training included consulting concerning strategies for teaching pre-reading skills to four-year-olds. The curriculum included activities with toys and games, sociodramatic play, and outdoor equipment. These activities were designed to stimulate the child's senses, help develop extended, more accurate language, and develop enthusiasm for learning. The evaluation strategy was constructed around pre- and post-testing with the Bettye Caldwell Preschool Inventory, which indicates whether progress was made in the development of the child's perceptual abilities and oral language skills related to the school environment. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I