ERIC Number: ED227619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-15
Reference Count: N/A
Project TRACE: Transitional Resource Addressing Children's Early Education. Program Performance Report. July 1, 1980-June 30, 1981.
The 1980-1981 performance report is presented for the Transitional Resource Addressing Children's Early Education (TRACE) Project, West Chicago, Illinois, which provides developmental preschool and transitional primary-level classes for 3-8 year olds. Screening of 130 preschool children (2 years 10 months through 4 years old) was undertaken to identify special needs relating to speech and language, hearing, vision, motor skills, behavior, and cognition. The Comprehensive Identification Program was used, along with a locally developed, comparable program for the Spanish-speaking children, who represented about 20% of the sample. Nineteen children were enrolled in the TRACE Preschool program, and 11 students were enrolled in the Transitional Kindergarten program. Sixteen preschoolers and five kindergarten children received speech therapy. Monthly parent meetings addressed a variety of topics including children's memory, nutrition, and the family life cycle. Evaluation efforts included administration of the Brigance Inventories to assess children's progress. Inservice training was provided for TRACE staff and personnel from other agencies, and program demonstration and dissemination activities were undertaken. For 1981-1982 year, the Itinerant Primary program was deleted. (SEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: West Chicago School District 33, IL.