ERIC Number: ED182903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Preschool Recreation Enrichment Program (PREP): Implementation and Resource Guide. Volume I.
Littman, Karen; Leslie, Lin
The document--half of which consists of appendixes--is intended as a guide for developing and implementing preschool recreation programs for handicapped children, based on the Preschool Recreation Enrichment Program (PREP) model. Information on the growth and development of both normal and handicapped preschool children is presented, touching upon such aspects as motor, cognitive, language, social, and emotional development. Specific needs and behaviors of the preschool child are discussed, and approaches for working with behavior problems are suggested. Typical behaviors examined include interacting with other children, resolving conflict, sharing, handling frustration, and attention span. An overview of the administration of preschool recreation programs for the handicapped is presented, covering such aspects as getting started, identifying children, admissions criteria, staffing, funding, and parent involvement. The PREP model itself is described in detail, in terms of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Seven appendixes include sample competency lists, PREP skill assessment sheets, and selected sources of federal domestic assistance. (DLS)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Development, Conceptual Schemes, Educational Diagnosis, Enrichment Activities, Handicapped Children, Identification, Language Acquisition, Models, Motor Development, Parent Participation, Physical Recreation Programs, Preschool Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Psychomotor Skills, Self Concept, Social Development, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland - National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Riverdale.