ERIC Number: ED339459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Preparing the Head Start Children for Kindergarten through Parent and Teacher Education.
Natwick, Kathryn I.
The overall goal of this 10-week practicum was to train parents and teachers in activities that would reduce anxieties and increase skills in Head Start children in order to prepare them for the transition to kindergarten. A kindergarten preparation curriculum unit was developed and workshops were held for training Head Start teachers in its use. Workshops were developed to train parents to: (1) prepare children for the transition to kindergarten; (2) become involved in their children's education; and (3) increase their children's self-esteem. A booklet of activities was prepared for parents to use over the summer to develop children's cognitive, social/emotional, and motor skills. Home visits were made to 37 families during the summer to monitor developmentally appropriate activities. All objectives of the practicum were met, and all children who participated in the summer home visits made a successful transition to kindergarten. (SH)
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, High Risk Students, Kindergarten, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Workshops, School Readiness, Screening Tests, Self Esteem, Student Adjustment, Teacher Education, Teacher Workshops, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A