ERIC Number: ED315982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Curriculum for the Special Education Early Childhood Center.
Taulbee, Dianne R.; And Others
This document presents Jackson County (Michigan) Intermediate School District's Special Education Early Childhood Center's 1988 curriculum. Sections focus on: (1) the center's program; (2) play observation; (3) eligibility; (4) classroom structure and function; (5) the importance of play; (6) developmental milestones; (7) planning and teaching strategies; and (8) four categories of activities (seasonal, cooking, special days, and music and storytelling). The early childhood program combines Piaget's theory of intellectual development, the High Scope curriculum model, and Mahoney and Powell's Transactional Intervention Program, a child-centered approach to developmental intervention that aims to increase the frequency of children's active engagement in interaction by enhancing the quality of teacher-student interactions. Teachers who implement the curriculum enhance the learning process by providing interest centers that contain a variety of stimulating materials and offer varied play opportunities. The materials used provide concrete experiences and are adaptable to a wide range of developmental levels. The teacher or facilitator develops an affective climate which is warm, caring, and accepting. (RH/DB).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jackson County Intermediate School District, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan