ERIC Number: ED237617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Child Development. ECIA Chapter 1. Evaluation Report, 1982-83.
The Child Development Project run by the Cleveland public schools gives eligible four-year-olds basic experiences, not generally available in the home, that help them develop learning skills needed for success in school. Language and other pre-reading skills are emphasized. Each project class includes about 20 children, who attend half-day, five days a week. Parents are encouraged to work with their children both at school and at home. In the school year 1982-83, 1300 pre-kindergarten children were served at Child Development Centers in 34 schools. All project objectives were attained. Inservice sessions were provided for teachers in groups and in their own classrooms. Social workers, a speech therapist, and project, school, and community personnel assisted pupils and families with special needs. In the 1982-83 school year, participants' gains in both language and math exceeded those of recent years. Finally, participants made significant gains in self-sufficiency, emotional maturity, social skills, and self-concept. (CMG)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Compensatory Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Inservice Teacher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Language Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Participation, Prereading Experience, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Readiness, Reading Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Research and Analysis.