ERIC Number: ED121435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Child and Family Resource Program (Bismarck, North Dakota). Program Description.
Development Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
This report describes the Bismarck, North Dakota site of the Child and Family Resource Program (CFRP), a Head Start-affiliated program designed to elicit community and family involvement in fostering optimum development of preschool children. The Bismarck program, located at one of 11 demonstration sites of the national CFRP, was coordinated by the Bismarck Early Childhood Education Program (BECEP). In planning and implementing the Basmarck CFRP, attention was given primarily to five areas of service development for CFRP families: (1) health care, (2) education, (3) parent involvement, (4) social services, and (5) special services (e.g., a "Positive Parenting Class," transportation, special educational services, and full day care). Descriptions of staff positions in the program are presented. Also outlined are: (1) the staff training plan, (2) the recruitment procedure for families (including a needs assessment procedure), (3) methods of coordinating CFRP and community agency services, (4) materials used in the program, (5) program costs (including accounting charts), and (6) a short evaluation of program implementation. (BRT)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Ancillary Services, Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Day Care, Exceptional Child Services, Family Programs, Federal Programs, Health Needs, Needs Assessment, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Program Costs, Program Development, Public Agencies, Social Services, Staff Utilization
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota