ERIC Number: ED110197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
What Are the Essential Characteristics of the Effective Early Education Programs?
Clark, Vernon L.
This article identifies and describes 10 program characteristics considered to be essential for an effective early childhood program. These characteristics include: (1) target specification; (2) procedures for addressing assessed and experientially perceived needs of children and other target groups; (3) realistic goals with measurable outcome objectives; (4) activities and events to operationalize defined objectives; (5) periodic evaluation for program improvement; (6) supportive services; (7) parents as participants, partners, and controllers; (8) maintaining continual contact with children; (9) belief in the child's ability to learn and the program's responsibility to address his needs, and (10) reliable and valid documentation of program operations. (JMB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Note: Paper presented at the Spring Research Conference of the North Carolina Association of Research in Education (Reidsville, North Carolina, May 16-17, 1975)