ERIC Number: ED117227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Early Push, Curriculum Guide: Buffalo Public Schools, Buffalo, New York.
Buffalo Public Schools, NY.
This curriculum guide addresses the physical, intellectual, and emotional growth of children. Four categories, those of physical growth, social growth, emotional growth, and development of communication skills, are said to have been selected in an effort to promote total development. Each category is described in terms of desirable concepts, along with accompanying or matching behavioral objectives. Each child may not be ready to perform the stated behavioral objective, even by the end of the school year. Some objectives are more appropriate later in the school year. However, these are included as goals around which the learning program is developed. The behavioral objectives for a given concept are sequenced in order of difficulty. A brief introduction to each component is provided. Since room arrangement is said to be closely allied with the instructional program, a basic list of equipment, a sample floor plan, and suggestions for room arrangement are also included. Parent participation activities which are said to be essential to the success of this program are described. To provide an example of a typical daily program for four year olds, a case study is presented. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Communication Skills, Curriculum Guides, Emotional Development, Environmental Influences, Human Development, Individual Development, Intellectual Development, Maturation, Physical Development, Program Descriptions, Skill Development, Social Development, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Buffalo Public Schools, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (Buffalo)