ERIC Number: ED315146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Our Children--Our Future: The Care and Education of Young Children. Proceedings of a State Education Policy Symposium (Virginia Beach, Virginia, July 20-21, 1989).
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
This report documents the proceedings of a symposium on education and care of young children from birth to 10 years of age. Participants included state policymakers, key educators, and public and private service providers from Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The report contains the symposium agenda, edited remarks of three general session presenters, presentation highlights of the 12 concurrent sessions, and biographical sketches of the presenters. General session presenters described a vision for the first decade of life, explored the shaping of a state-level children's policy agenda, and discussed the crisis of at-risk children and families. Concurrent sessions were devoted to: (1) qualities of effective parent education, support, and involvement; (2) kindergarten entry, placement, and processes; (3) public education's leadership role in preschool for the handicapped; (4) the case for developmentally appropriate practices; (5) federal initiatives for young children and their families; (6) policies for teen parents and pregnancy prevention; (7) long-term effects of preschool program quality; (8) characteristics of a high quality school-age child care program; (9) state initiatives for the care and education of young children (specifically, Kentucky and Virginia); (10) the state's role in assuring high quality practices for 4-year-olds; (11) the early childhood care and education work force; and (12) economic realities and funding options. (RH)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Childhood Needs, Day Care, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Economic Factors, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Federal Government, Financial Support, Government Role, Intervention, Kindergarten, Labor Force, Parent Education, Preschool Education, Seminars, State Programs
AEL Resource Center, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Virginia