ERIC Number: ED125740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education (DARCEE). Program Report.
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.; George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education.
This document is the first in a series of 12 early childhood program descriptions compiled by the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development. The program described here is the Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education (DARCEE) which was established at the George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1966. The DARCEE project has developed a preschool program for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children from low-income homes and a training program for their parents. The program is largely teacher directed and focuses on the skills and attitudes necessary for children to succeed in later grades. Parents are trained, either by a home visitor or at the demonstration school, to use common household items as teaching tools and everyday home situations as opportunities for teaching skills. A number of evaluation studies have been conducted to test the effectiveness of the program. Included in the program description are brief outlines of: (1) goals and objectives, (2) content and materials, (3) classroom activities, (4) parent involvement, (5) professional and paraprofessional training, (6) administrative requirements and costs, (7) program development and evaluation, and (8) program history and present (1971) status. (JMB)
Descriptors: Administration, Costs, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Low Income Groups, Objectives, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, Professional Training, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.; George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee (Nashville)