ERIC Number: ED297887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Implementing a Developmental Child-Centered Kindergarten Program Using Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor Activities.
Wilson, Addie Bates
Aware that some kindergarten children are not ready for the demands of a structured program, a kindergarten teacher developed and implemented a program which made use of classroom learning centers to help kindergarten students grow in all areas of development. Special attention was given to the process of helping students: (1) develop belief in themselves and respect for others; (2) establish effective work habits; and (3) strengthen their desire to learn. The learning centers created an environment which stimulated students' learning, permitted social interaction, and contributed to security and self-confidence. Pre- and post-intervention assessments indicated that each student was able to grow emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually as a result of planned experiences with concrete objects and interaction with peers and adults. It was concluded that the learning centers had a strong influence in motivating students to become independent learners. Students were successful in mastering skills associated with the kindergarten curriculum. They worked cooperatively and developed positive attitudes, values, and basic skills through daily exposure to learning center activities. The program is to be continued and expanded in the next school year. Related materials are appended, including student inventories and progress reports, a chart of learning centers, and sample learning center contracts. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.