ERIC Number: ED334057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Developmentally and Culturally Appropriate Practices. Burning Issues [Series].
San Diego County Office of Education, CA.; National Preschool Coordination Project, San Diego, CA.
This information packet contains five documents concerned with preschool education of migrant children. Three articles recommend that early childhood programs (1) have a developmentally appropriate curriculum that emphasizes life experiences, experiential learning, and large motor coordination; (2) reinforce natural learning that occurs in the home; (3) incorporate elements of both the home and dominant cultures; and (4) encourage active parent involvement. Problems of migrant preschool programs and solutions are outlined, relating to access, lack of culturally appropriate curriculum and materials, needs of the potentially bilingual child, parent education needs, lack of parent participation, and needs for developmentally appropriate (experiential) activities. A set of handouts for parents describes developmental stages from 2 to 5 years old, suggests toys and activities to encourage learning during each stage, and discusses possible problems to watch for at each stage. The final article describes the literacy characteristics of children at ages 18-36 months, 4-5 years, and 6-8 years, and provides an annotated bibliography of 50 Spanish-language books for children in these age groups. (SV)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Developmental Stages, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Learning Activities, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Parent Education, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Education, Spanish Speaking, Student Development, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Migrant Education.
Authoring Institution: San Diego County Office of Education, CA.; National Preschool Coordination Project, San Diego, CA.