ERIC Number: ED106841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Primary Language Development--Pre-Kindergarten Component.
Columbus Public Schools, OH.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves approximately 800 four-year-old children enrolled at 26 public schools. The program was begun in 1965, and in 1971 major revisions were made in it. Children attend prekindergarten classes for two and one half hours a day, five days a week. Specific written objectives for cognitive, social, emotional, and psychomotor development are the foundation for instruction, with emphasis on cognitive skills. Broad program goals are development of skills in discrimination, spatial relationship concepts, skills in sequence, and skills in classification. A diagnostic checklist is used to assess each child's entry level and needs, providing continuous feedback on the student's progress. Teaching methods and materials vary, but all teachers use criterion tasks, an activities reference, and a resource file, all locally developed. Underlying all instruction are identification of objectives, diagnosis, documentation, and teaching to meet individual needs. Parents are encouraged to carry out specific activities at home with their children to facilitate learning. (TO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH.