ERIC Number: ED115388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Home Learning Center Approach to Early Stimulation. Final Report.
Gordon, Ira J.; Guinagh, Barry J.
The Home Learning Center (HLC) Project, a combination of research and demonstration containing phases of basic research, material development and field testing of materials and delivery system, began in 1968 as a longitudinal investigation of a home-oriented approach to intervention in the lives of very young children which might enhance their ability to function in life. This project was the third in a series of longitudinal studies using the same population. In all three studies, the essential ingredient was weekly visits by trained paraprofessional parent educators (drawn from the community) who provided the parent with ideas and activities which could be used at home. The HLC program continued intervention through the child's third year (adding a weekly group play session) and collected data on the effects of this type of intervention on children and parents three years after termination of intervention. A total of 204 experimental and control families participated in this final phase. At age 6, all children were measured by the Stanford-Binet, Caldwell Preschool Inventory, and Task Oriented Behavior Scale. Mothers' attitudes and behavior were measured by their responses on two interviews schedules. Results are given; and discussions on the long-time effects of intervention and the efficacy of the HLC model are presented. (ED)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Home Programs, Home Visits, Intellectual Development, Intervention, Longitudinal Studies, Low Income Groups, Models, Mother Attitudes, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Aspiration, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. for Development of Human Resources.