ERIC Number: ED287613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
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Strategies to Build Collaboration with Parents, Preschool and Public School Personnel to Reduce Academic Stress.
Hamlin, Barbara B.
The Children's Center, a combined public and private day care center in Connecticut, was the site of a practicum intervention which was rooted in the belief that day care centers have the responsibility to defend childhood, link preschools and public schools, and engage in political advocacy for children. Major goals of the intervention were to: (1) increase the number and quality of parent-staff contacts; (2) improve parent participation; (3) improve parent and staff understanding of developmental programing; (4) form an Early Education Council (EEC) to bridge the work of preschool and public school communities; and (5) build political advocacy to address child care needs. Evaluation data indicated that staff-parent contacts improved by almost 50 percent. Most parents approved the continuation of weekly meetings for an additional year. Staff extended their on-site training by conducting more workshops. The EEC recognized the need for mutual support and cooperation; planned to continue for another year; and aimed to help special needs children and lessen academic stress by providing additional developmental programs. Appendices provide related materials, which include parent survey and questionnaire forms. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University. Portions of appended material contain marginally legible print.