ERIC Number: ED072848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
South Douglas County Early Childhood Education Project, First Year Evaluation Report, July 1, 1971 to June 30, 1972.
South Umpqua School District, Myrtle Creek, OR.
The South Douglas County Early Childhood Education Project serves preschool children from 3 to 5 years old and handicapped children from birth to age 5. The program, designed to establish a parent-school partnership, brings teaching ideas and materials to the homes of participating families. Parents control the educational process, aided by community coordinators who visit homes once every two weeks to explain each learning package to parents, assist, if requested, in teaching the tasks, and suggest additional materials and methods. Group meetings and field trips are held periodically. The specialized component of the program, for handicapped children, operates in basically the same way as the basic component outlined above, except that home visits are made initially two or three times a week and then once a week. Parents choose to place their children in this program and control the amount and kind of material presented. The evaluation of the first year focuses on accomplishment of instructional objectives (motor coordination, social adjustment, and cognitive tasks) and of teaching objectives (success of the community coordinators in interaction with participating families). Evaluation of the latter set of objectives was based in part on a beginning- and end-of-year response by parents to a survey questionnaire. An evaluation of the management component and the program implementation is also included. A preliminary cost analysis is given. (KM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Home Programs, Individual Instruction, Motor Development, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Community Programs, Social Development, Special Education, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Plans and Supplementary Centers.
Authoring Institution: South Umpqua School District, Myrtle Creek, OR.