ERIC Number: ED080201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Early Childhood Education in Illinois: Focus on Kindergarten.
Morris, Earl W., Ed.
This guide is for teachers and administrators involved in the preparation and implementation of kindergarten programs. Part I, in a series of captioned photographs, reviews basic qualities and needs of young children. Part II examines historical events important in the development of early childhood education, and describes several educational approaches to kindergarten, including traditional, Montessori, Head Start, Bereiter-Engelmann, and motor-sensory. Development of a eclectic approach is recommended to serve the needs of young children. Part III discusses the major goals of the eclectic approach, which are: (1) development of a healthy self-concept, (2) expansion of the natural learning drives of children, (3) the fostering of positive feelings and attitudes about learning. Specific areas of curriculum are considered. Part IV surveys areas requiring detailed planning, including first days of school, physical arrangement of the classroom, parent contributions, children with special needs, and scheduling issues. The role of the administrator is considered in Part V, with respect to specific responsibilities, decisions, and teacher expectations. Part VI reviews theoretical concepts of child development and early education in general. Appendixes listing professional books, sources, and films as well as children's books are included. (DP)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classroom Design, Curriculum Design, Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Films, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten, Parent School Relationship, Resource Materials, Scheduling, Self Concept
Illinois Curriculum Program, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 302 State Office Building, Springfield, Illinois 62706 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Illinois Curriculum Program.