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ERIC Number: ED138363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Pages: 7
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Come On, Parents, Participate!
Conley, Virginia R.
This paper describes a home-based early childhood program in operation in the Memphis city school system and presents a rationale for early education and for parent involvement. The program involves educationally deprived 3- and 4-year-olds in eight preschool centers located in Title I schools. A parent or significant caretaker of each child enrolled in the program must be able to participate by coming to the center with the child at least twice a month and by following through with learning activities brought to the home by a home visitor. Each center is staffed with a lead teacher and four paraprofessional home visitors. Each home visitor enrolls and serves from 15 to 18 children, visiting each family once a week (for a 45-minute session) and bringing her group to the center once a week (for approximately four hours). The lead teacher is responsible for center administration, supervision of home visitors and conducting the center's classroom activities. Needs of each child are determined through administration of a locally developed diagnostic instrument, with activities designed to fit these needs. Two guidance counselors are assigned to the program, as well as a research specialist with responsibility for program evaluation. Measurement of program results confirms the need for an early childhood program. (Author/BF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee (Memphis)