ERIC Number: ED113061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Public School as a Delivery System for Child Development Services.
Caldwell, Bettye M.
This paper describes a child development project implemented in an attempt to demonstrate that a full range of child development services can be centered in an elementary school. Child development services are defined as a broad array of support systems to children and their families which facilitate the children's progression through life--their acquisition of the competences and attitudes which enable them to feel of consequence to themselves and others. The major components of the project described and discussed are: (1) establishment of an early childhood education program for children six months of age and older, use of empty classrooms in the project school; (2) reorganization of the entire school into an extended day school, open from 6:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; (3) development of a framework of cooperation between a university and the local school district for supervision of the project; (4) involvement of the families of enrolled children in all aspects of the project; (5) encouragement of positive researcher/teacher relations by requiring all researchers to spend some time working directly with the children; (6) establishment of a health program for the school (later terminated); (7) revision of the student teaching experience for senior interns to feature a developmental approach; and (8) creation of a viable staff development program. (Author/JMB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.; Little Rock School District, AR.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Early Development and Education, Little Rock, AR.