ERIC Number: ED286635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Final Evaluation Report. 1986-87 Early Childhood Development Program.
The Early Childhood Development Program in Louisiana was established to improve the readiness of preschool-aged children, statewide. The target population included children who were eligible to enter kindergarten the following year, who were at high risk of not being sufficiently ready for the regular school program, and who had not been identified as eligible for special education services. The purpose of this evaluation of the 1986-87 program was to provide information to decision makers at the state level that would assist them in making judgments about the extent to which the intended goals for early childhood development in the public schools had been attained, and about potential modifications needed in the operation and administration of the program. The report presents data in four areas: (1) the strengths and weaknesses of the early childhood programs, (2) the characteristics of the early childhood programs, (3) the perceptions of program staff concerning the operation and impact of the early childhood programs, and (4) instructional methodologies that were being used in the programs and the extent to which these reflected the developmental philosophy inherent in early childhood education. Conclusions and recommendations are included. Two appendices include early childhood program legislation and evaluation instruments, respectively. (PCB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Office of Research and Development.
Note: For Interim Evaluation Report, see PS 016 860.