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ERIC Number: ED086354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 7
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A Unique Approach to Programming for the Preschool Child.
Bert, Diane K.; Levenson, Joan
This short paper describes the Parent Readiness Education Project (PREP), a successful innovative effort to ameliorate the deficiencies of preschool children by training parents to enrich their home environment and improve interactions with their children through a specific program of daily home activities. PREP identifies 4-year-old children with a high risk of school failure and plans a program of home intervention, using the mother as the change agent. High school students also work with the 4-year-olds and receive training for their future roles as parents. The beneficial aspects of the program are ubiquitous: the family unit is enhanced by the increased skills of the parents; learning problems are ameliorated or prevented, younger children in the family benefit; future parents are given good foundations for parenthood, and school-community relations are improved. Research and evaluation indicate a high rate of success and effectiveness, and the cost of this program is within the low to moderate range. (Author/CS)
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