ERIC Number: ED111401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
In-Home Early Childhood Project. Final Report.
Campbell, Sheila D.; Everett, Lorene M.
To help students in an early-childhood teacher-training program to work directly with parents and young children, an in-home project was established for four months with 19 families in one area of Edmonton, Alberta. In lieu of the regular kindergarten lab, each student was assigned to a family with one or more children of preprimary age. The student was asked to assess the family's behavior and needs and to devise techniques and materials to meet the needs. A trial kit of learning materials was prepared after the first two visits to the home, followed by a second permanent kit for circulation during the rest of the project. Students also planned a group session which brought together several children and parents. Procedures used in the project are described and outcomes and recommendations summarized, along with information on staffing and costs. Appendixes include evaluation forms, letters of introduction to parents, attendance and visiting schedules, and questions and responses for the parent questionnaire. Detailed lists of the materials used may be obtained separately. (SK)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Educational Assessment, Educational Development, Educational Research, Family Environment, Family School Relationship, Home Visits, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Nurses, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. Dept. of Elementary Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada