ERIC Number: ED089526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Model Early Childhood Learning Program, Request for Continuation: An Exemplary Project in the Baltimore City Public Schools.
Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.
Reviewed in the second continuation request report for a Title III grant are 2-year activities and third year needs of the Model Early Childhood Learning Program (MECLP) involving 437 disadvantaged prekindergarten and kindergarten children in 10 classes (five schools) in Baltimore. Program goals are given to be achieved by students in reading ability, number facility, language development and use of abstract and academic symbols. Results given for first year evaluation (1970-1971) include a mean gain of 16,06 IQ points on the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Test (SBIT), and an average rate of accomplishment on an individualized basis of 177 of 269 objectives in nine categories of concept formation. Discussed for the second program year (1971-1972) are emphasis on cognitive objectives, individual instruction, and independently developed curriculum use of professional and nonprofessional staff (parents) and inclusion of 5-year-old children. Given for year 2 are results such as a mean gain of 8.36 IQ points (on the SBIT). The following are discussed among program aspects: speech therapy, parental participation such as substituting for teachers, (only 2 parents did not participate), medical examinations that identified 118 defects, training of parents who planned and operated a summer program in 1972, cooperation of 25 agencies, and training of teachers for additional preschool classes in Baltimore. Stated among projected needs are continuation of present program components, inclusion of more children and more staff such as a music teacher, and renovation of school facilities. Included are a statistical report, tables showing test results, and letters. (MC)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland (Baltimore)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III