ERIC Number: ED111921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Chicago Child Parent Centers: A Systematic Program of Effective Compensatory Education.
Mueller, Siegfried; And Others
This program operates on the assumption that exposure of 3- and 4-year-old children to a structured basic skills oriented program with continuity will substantially increase the contributions of school-related factors to educational achievement and adjustments, and to a large extent erase the gap between less advantaged children and their more advantaged counterparts. Program objectives, administration, facilities, instruction, supportive services, and parental involvement are described. The preschool, kindergarten, and primary programs, along with curriculum materials used are described. Data from a comprehensive longitudinal evaluation design indicates that growth in readiness and achievement tends to be uniform across classrooms, grades, and centers. The data are considered to show that this program operates in a manner that uniformly raises the readiness and achievement levels of all children. Several components of program success--among them early intervention and the need for consistency--are identified. A brief discussion on ripple effect resulting from the program's impact on the community, and a followup of program graduates, is included. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Compensatory Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, Early Experience, Identification, Instructional Materials, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. National Leadership Inst. - Teacher Education/Early Childhood.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)