ERIC Number: ED069422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Model Programs Compensatory Education: Project Early Push, Buffalo, New York.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Part of a series of various Model Programs which informs educators about successful ongoing programs, the booklet describes the Project Early Push in Buffalo, New York, a preschool program for disadvantaged 4-year-olds which has been operating since 1966. The program provides experiences which are basic to later reading success and which are usually missing in traditional preschool environments. Specific objectives include: nurturing a healthy self-concept; improving perceptual, discriminatory, labeling, and concept-building abilities; enlarging understanding of the environment; encouraging self-expression; developing body coordination; and encouraging interaction with others. Distinguishing characteristics of Project Early Push include small classes arranged into several interest centers, a relatively unstructured curriculum, extensive field trips, intensive parental participation, and regularly scheduled inservice training. By the 1970-71 academic year the program had expanded to include 22 schools. Evaluation data have shown consistent gains in IQ for the project children. (LH)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Experience, Enrichment, Environmental Influences, Preschool Education, Public Schools
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Cat. No. HE 5.237:37090, $0.15)
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Sponsor: Office of Program Planning and Evaluation (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers - Location: New York; New York (Buffalo)