ERIC Number: ED135484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Family Development Research Program: With Emphasis on the Children's Center Curriculum.
Honig, Alice S.
This paper describes the Family Development Research Program, a program combining quality infant day care services with a home visitation component. Particular emphasis in this paper is on the day care center curriculum. Primary goals of the program are: (1) the design and maintenance of optimal environments which nourish an infant's development at different stages of growth, and (2) development of techniques for providing infant learning experiences and language lessons within the daily routines of caregiving. Goals of the home visitation component are to maximize family functioning, contribute to parental knowledge of child development, and foster parental involvement in their children's cognitive and psychosocial development. Included in this paper are the program's goals and rationale; criteria used for selecting participating infants; case findings and selection process; day programs for infants 6 to 15 months and 15 to 18 months old; the family style day program (or multi-age differentiated-environment groupings) for children 18 to 36 months old; staff qualifications and training; curriculum planning and activity guidelines; the infant curriculum; curriculum for the family style day program; processes used to generate curriculum activities; relationship of curriculum to child functioning; and measures used to assess family and parental functioning, teacher effectiveness and children's language, cognitive and social-emotional development. (SB)
Descriptors: Age Groups, Curriculum Development, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Home Visits, Infant Behavior, Infants, Intervention, Measurement Instruments, Parent Education, Preschool Curriculum, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Verbal Learning
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Onondaga County Dept. of Health, Syracuse, NY.; State Univ. of New York, Syracuse. Upstate Medical Center.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.
Note: Paper presented at the Infant Curriculum Conference, Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio, June, 1972)