ERIC Number: ED339551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-1
Early Childhood Initiatives: Doing the Right Thing for Children.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
The District of Columbia Board of Education declared the 1990-1991 school year "The Year of the Young Child." During this year, the district encouraged programs that: (1) responded to the learning patterns of children; (2) involved parents in their children's development; (3) provided a range of services such as health and nutrition services; and (4) drew on the resources of many agencies. This publication describes program initiatives that were undertaken during the year. These included: (1) demonstration programs, such as teacher training projects and an in-home Head Start project; (2) training programs for Montessori teachers, teacher's aides, and administrators; (3) curriculum programs such as a Head Start project, an arts project, and cooperative projects with the Wolf Trap Institute and the Smithsonian Museum; (4) collaborative efforts for teachers, agencies, and families; (5) bilingual education programs; (6) transitional programs for disabled and special education children, and children of substance abusers; and (7) programs to upgrade classroom equipment and materials, and improve student-teacher ratios. Each of the 31 program profiles includes a synopsis of the program; a phone number and contact person for the participating school; program goals, major objectives, and strategies for the 1991-1992 school year; and descriptions of past accomplishments. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.