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ERIC Number: ED123013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Migrant Early Childhood Education: An Overview.
Chapman, Patricia A.
Migrant early childhood education programs must be designed to meet the needs of young children whose growth and development are significantly influenced by their parents' employment in agriculture or agri-related industries. Such programs should strive to: foster a sense of trust in people and in the environment; develop a positive, confident, worthwhile self-concept; and provide a variety of rich experiences delighting every sensory modality. In order to effectively accomplish these goals, early childhood programs for infants and preschoolers should have two equally important components--an in-school, all-day preschool program and a parent education program. In developing these programs- consideration should be given to: the type of program, who pays, when to begin, how long to continue, and the effects of the experiences on the child and his family. All programs must then address the concerns related to facilities, staffing, materials, and curriculum objectives. Special concern should be given to the areas of health, nutrition, and a system for tracking the families' movements in the migrant stream by all migrant early childhood education programs. (NQ)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo. Migrant Center.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Migrant Education.