ERIC Number: ED110168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Education. First Annual Evaluation Report 1973-74.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Evaluation and Research.
This report provides a statewide summary and evaluation of the first year of operation of the early childhood education program funded by the State of California. Approximately 800 school districts throughout the state provided early childhood education programs for 172,073 pupils in K-3 (14 percent of statewide enrollment). Master plans, developed by parents, teachers, and administrators in the participating schools, were designed to assure individualized instruction for children beginning at age 3 years, 9 months. The program components included: community and parent participation and education, emphasis on increasing pupil competencies (especially in reading, language, and mathematics), program staff development and inservice education, health care services, and locally needed options. The evaluation of program components focuses on the effectiveness of individual programs in meeting their own objectives. Program weaknesses are also discussed. Overall program results indicate significant improvement of pupil achievement, especially for disadvantaged children. Approximately one-third of the report is made up of tables. (ED)
Descriptors: Comprehensive Programs, Early Childhood Education, Health Services, Inservice Education, Language Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Reading Improvement, Staff Development, State Programs, State Standards
Early Childhood Education, State Department of Education, 721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California 95814 (Paper, no price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Evaluation and Research.