ERIC Number: ED123795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Manchester Learning-Play Activities Program.
Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Educational Resources and Development Center.
The Educational Resources and Development Center at the University of Connectiicut conducted an evaluation of the Parent-Child Toy Lending Library Program for the towns of East Hartford and Manchester. Because both towns participated in the training program at the same time and a summation of the training program data provides more accurate information to the towns, a joint report on the training component for toy demonstrators begins this report. It is followed by a discussion of the evaluation of the Manchester program. The evaluation encomPasses the following areas: the children's developmental progress, reactions of the children to toys, parent-child relationship, and parent evaluation of the program. Data collection occurred through a variety of models that include observations, testing, and questionnaires. The data indicate substantial progress toward implementation of activities directed toward achievement of the program objectives to provide children with learning-play activities that will aid in language development, problem-solving, sensory awareness, and fine motor coordination; to develop in the children a better self-image and a greater degree of self-confidence; and to enhance parent/child/teacher relationships. Appendixes contain questionnaires and data collection forms. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Educational Resources and Development Center.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I