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ERIC Number: ED069422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 15
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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)
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)