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ERIC Number: ED142009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Program Characteristics of the Carolina Abecedarian Project: Introduction.
Ramey, Craig T.
Described are the general procedures and features of the Frank Porter Graham Center's program to prevent retardation by supplementing the lives of poverty level children beginning within 3 months of birth. The goals of the program are noted to include understanding more about the effects of one particular strategy (daycare) on basic biological, psychological, and social development mechanism and processes. It is noted that children identified by the High-Risk Index have been assigned to two treatment groups: the experimental group attending the daycare center; and the control group which has been provided with medical care, family support social work services, and unlimited supplies of fortified formula to ameliorate some factors which might account for group differences across time independent of the educational program. Reported among program results is that the intervention program has significantly influenced the intellectual development of high-risk children. (SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Biennial, New Orleans, Louisiana, March, 1977)