ERIC Number: ED105966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Huron Valley "Grassroots" Homestart Program.
Bateman, Frank; And Others
This report describes a six-week Homestart pilot project designed to provide Head Start-type services to young children in their homes. The program consisted of three components: (1) home visits, in which Piagetian tasks were introduced to encourage verbal interaction between parent and child; (2) weekly group meetings for the children which provided socialization and gross motor experiences; and (3) weekly group meetings for the parents during which activities they could use in the home were presented and parental values, attitudes and needs were examined. The program focused on enhancing the quality of children's lives by building upon existing family strengths and utilizing parents in their role as primary educators of their own young children. Job descriptions for staff members are given, as well as two annotated bibliographies of materials. Approximately two-thirds of the report is comprised of appendices, which include the evaluation instruments (questionnaires and anecdotal records), samples of instructional plans for parent group and home visit activities, and sample program forms. (ED)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Child Development, Group Activities, Home Programs, Home Visits, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Pilot Projects, Preschool Children, Program Descriptions
Publications, Attn: Vicki Hopson, Early Childhood Education Project, Oakland University, School of Education, 412 Zarner Hall, Rochester, Michigan 48063 (paper, send check, $4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI. School of Education.