ERIC Number: ED111526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Program of Studies. Early Childhood Education: Kindergarten Section.
Fairfax County Schools, VA.
This manual uses charts and outlines to present a kindergarten program based on the theory that learning is developmental and continuous. The program's integrated subject approach is aimed at enabling children to develop communication skills, intellectual abilities, a positive self-image, and academically appropriate psychomotor skills. These four general goals are outlined in terms of specific behavioral objectives. A working draft of suggested approaches to achieving the stated objectives forms the largest portion of the manual. It includes descriptions of teaching/learning strategies for each objective, organizational alternatives (learning centers, teacher-aide teams, or a combination of the two) and evaluation processes (initial and follow-up assessment tasks for each objective, and guidelines for communicating with parents and maintaining progress records). Appendices to this section of the manual provide further information on planning; reading instruction; use of learning materials and activities such as beads, blocks, tools, and field trips; use and interpretation of the draw-a-man test; and a sample progress report form. A final section offers suggestions for selecting and ordering appropriate classroom equipment and consumable and nonconsumable materials sufficient for a class of 25 students. (ED)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Design, Curriculum Guides, Early Childhood Education, Educational Diagnosis, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten, Learning Activities, Parent Teacher Conferences, Reading, Records (Forms), Resources, Self Concept, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Schools, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia