ERIC Number: ED071733
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The Comprehensive Early Childhood Education Network.
Philadelphia School District, PA.
The Comprehensive Early Childhood Education Network (CECEN) is a city-wide, Title III-funded program in Philadelphia designed to provide: (1) information about already-existing programmatic approaches to early childhood education in the city; and (2) opportunities to begin the development of alternative approaches to staff, parental, and community participation in early childhood education. A District Advisory Council of 16 to 20 parents and professionals guides project activities. Explanation is given of the 3 interconnected components of the project: (1) a district-level information dissemination system; (2) a district-based training program for parents and professionals; and (3) a locally designed monitoring process that evaluates the effectiveness of both the district dissemination and training programs. CECEN provides as well a direct service to children through diagnosis and diagnostic therapy for preschool children with language, speech, and learning disorders. The programs offered include Get Set Day Care; Follow Through; Learning Centers; and special programs for the physically, mentally, and emotionally handicapped. A program directory and list of Philadelphia school officials are provided. (KM)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, School Community Programs, Special Education, Special Programs
The School District of Philadelphia, Administration Bldg., Room B-8, 21st and the Parkway, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 (very limited supply)
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III