ERIC Number: ED217595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Parent Volunteer System: A Manual for Teachers. Preschool Program: A Regional Demonstration Program for Preschool Handicapped Children.
Toole, Amy L.; And Others
One of 10 documents developed for preschool programs for handicapped children, the manual focuses on the use of parent volunteers (or paraprofessionals) in the classroom. The introduction examines the program's purpose and rationale, provides an overview of the parent volunteer system, and considers recommended setting, and the appropriateness of the parent volunteer system for a given setting. The next section details the steps involved in using the system with subsections on the teacher responsibilities, how to introduce the parent volunteer system, writing the parent participation plan, and the parent training sessions (five times a year). Appendixes include questions (and answers) that parents ask about volunteering, a sample parent orientation session, and sample parent participation plan cards which give the parent specific instructions for the day. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Volunteers
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Preschool Program, French Hill School, Baldwin Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Yorktown Heights, NY.
Note: Parts of the document have light and broken print. For related documents, see EC 142 479-487.