ERIC Number: ED316316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
New Hampshire Kindergarten Handbook: A Guide to the Development of Local Kindergarten Programs.
New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children, Concord.; New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.
Organized as both a reference document and a how-to-do-it manual, this handbook was prepared to answer frequently asked questions about the value of kindergarten and to assist those interested in securing support to address local needs and to implement kindergarten programs in New Hampshire. Chapter 1 provides a discussion of the rationale for supporting kindergarten. It includes a brief summary of research about early educational experiences and the value of kindergarten, along with answers to questions commonly raised in local communities when the value of kindergarten is debated. Chapter 2 describes the sequence of events involved in initiating a kindergarten, including the role of kindergarten study committees. Chapter 3 offers a working guide to use in undertaking the tasks associated with planning, gaining support for, and designing a kindergarten. Chapter 4 examines the problem of gaining funds for kindergarten, including the steps required in seeking fiscal support from a local school district or town. In Chapter 5, a discussion is presented for those seeking a base of support for kindergartens at the state level. Included is information about the status of kindergartens in New Hampshire and the nation. Chapter 6 explains the design of high quality programs by presenting descriptions of important elements in the operation of a kindergarten program. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children, Concord.; New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire