ERIC Number: ED096975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-8
Reference Count: N/A
The Brookline Early Education Project: One Model for an Early Start.
Pierson, Donald E.; Yurchak, Mary Jane H.
The Brookline Early Education Project (BEEP) has been initiated by the Public Schools of Brookline, Massachusetts to help parents provide an optimum learning environment for their children throughout the preschool years. Enrollment in BEEP begins at birth and the project provides educational and diagnostic services, including pediatric care. Each family is assigned a teacher with child development experience, who acts as a liaison with BEEP and helps the family use the many services of the project. The main educational themes of BEEP are the focus on the family and the treatment of the babies as healthy individuals. A comprehensive evaluation of BEEP is in progress and for this Black and Spanish-speaking families from Boston were added to the project to give a more representative cross-section. Implications for libraries are suggested. (WH)
Descriptors: Black Community, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Environment, Educationally Disadvantaged, Family Environment, Family Programs, Infants, Library Services, Medical Services, Parent Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Spanish Americans
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts