ERIC Number: ED264026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Head Start Celebrates 20th Anniversary and America's Future.
Flores, Alfredo; And Others
Metro Impressions (Region VI), Spr 1985
Articles in this serial publication highlight the past, present, and possible future of Project Head Start and celebrate the project's 20th birthday. "Head Start: Today and Yesterday" (Alfred Flores) emphasizes the goals of Head Start. "Why Head Start Is a Winner" (Mary Tom Riley and Jamie Tucker) reports the results of longitudinal studies of the effects of the compensatory project. "What's Happening? Daily Activities in Head Start" (Tucker) offers a sample schedule for a full-day Head Start Program, describes developmentally-oriented learning activities, and discusses the need for parent involvement. "Texas Tech University Facilitator for Metro Network" (Flores) briefly describes the cooperative relationship between Head Start Metro Programs and the Institute for Child and Family Studies. "Profiles: Metro Programs" (Riley and Flores) describes the six metro local programs in Region VI which are operating in Austin, Dallas, Hidalgo County, Houston, New Orleans, and San Antonio. "Metro Programs Support Research in Action Concept" (Tucker) briefly reports on efforts to inform practitioners of the findings of research concerning child care. "On Bending Twigs and Planting Acorns," (Irving Lazar) argues that Americans are in the midst of a massive change in the way the development of infants and young children is perceived and understood, supports inclusion of computer experiences for children in early childhood education, and proposes minimal requirements to optimal learning by very young children. In conclusion, "Head Start: The Year 2001" (Riley) imagines a possible Head Start program of the future. (RH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Inst. for Child and Family Studies.