ERIC Number: ED314179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Pre-Kindergarten Programs in North Carolina: Preferences of Superintendents and Principals.
Lubeck, Sally A.; Garrett, Patricia M.
This report on prekindergarten programs in North Carolina in 1988 presents information from the first statewide survey of public school administrators concerning the incorporation of 3- and 4-year-olds into public schools. Superintendents and principals were asked to provide factual data on their districts and schools and to express their opinions about types of programs, desired staffing, adult/child ratios, organization, financing, and the adequacy of existing facilities to accommodate prekindergarten children. The questionnaire was designed to cover issues of most concern to policymakers considering public school-based prekindergarten programs. A strong undercurrent in administrators' comments concerned the fact that many children suffer because their families experience difficulties in caring for them. It is maintained that prekindergarten programs can be defined as child-focused rescue missions that help inadequately prepared youngsters function in ordinary school programs. Prekindergarten programs can be designed to support families and enhance cooperation between home and school. Schools can be conceptualized as key elements in a family support system that encompasses such outreach activities as prekindergarten programs, parent education, technical assistance to family day care homes, and before- and after-school care. (RH)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Finance, Facility Requirements, Personnel, Preschool Education, Principals, School Organization, School Role, State Programs, Superintendents, Teacher Student Ratio
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, Suite 300, NCNB Plaza, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina