ERIC Number: ED104536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Cognitively Oriented Urban Prekindergarten. An ESEA Title III Second Year Report.
West Chester State Coll., PA.
This report provides a program description and evaluation of the second year of operation of the Cognitively Oriented Urban Prekindergarten, a developmental educational program for low income Black and Puerto Rican families. Aimed at preventing educational regression, the project is primarily designed to form an important link between the Early Learning Program of the Pennsylvania Research in Infant Development and Education Project (PRIDE) and the kindergarten level of the formal school system. Outlined in this report is the general framework of the program, including the participant profile, staffing requirements, program development and implementation model, and the daily instructional program. A description of each content area within the two principal curricula (General and Academic) and a brief discussion of the nature of the children's participation in each area are included. Evaluation of the 1973-74 Prekindergarten program year consisted of a subjective assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the program as perceived by the participating teachers as well as an objective assessment of program effects of the participating children as measured by standardized tests. The Cognitively Oriented Urban Prekindergarten demonstrate its overall strength and effectiveness by forestalling any intellectual, social and emotional regression of those significant gains attained by the children in two previous years with the PRIDE Project and by continuing the high achievement and motivational levels of the children. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Planning and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: West Chester State Coll., PA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III