ERIC Number: ED267528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-8
Reference Count: 0
Interagency Collaboration and Parent Empowerment. Revised.
Cooper, Carolyn S.; And Others
The paper describes a collaborative effort between Head Start and the Family, Infant and Preschool Program at Western Carolina Center (Morganton, North Carolina). The collaborative effort was designed to accomplish the goals of improving (1) services to handicapped children and their families, (2) the quality of parent involvement, and (3) mainstreaming opportunities for handicapped children. The primary way in which the two agencies worked together was through Project PAVE (Parents Are Volunteers Who Excel), which provided training for parent volunteers to work in Head Start classrooms. As a result of the parent training program 36 parents and professionals were trained. Six workshops were conducted on topics such as behavior management, school readiness, motor development, play, and community resources. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper originally presented at the Council for Exceptional Children/Division for Early Childhood, National Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs (Denver, CO, October 6-8, 1985).