ERIC Number: ED340478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) Preschool Programs, 1990-1991. Final Report.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
This report describes the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) Preschool Programs, which envision an early childhood educational delivery system that provides for developmentally appropriate practices in children's programming, integrated services to families, and interagency collaborations among organizations. For the 1990-91 school year, Kentucky school districts served 5,659 children considered to be at risk of educational failure. The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) provided technical assistance to school disticts both directly by KDE staff and through five Early Childhood Regional Training Centers. Assistance strategies included site visitations, the development of technical assistance papers, and assistance in seeking accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Major activities of KERA programs included: (1) the development of program regulations; (2) the development of teacher certification models; (3) the training of administrators, teachers, and parents; and (4) the development of interagency agreements and contracting procedures. Additional information provided in the report includes: (1) estimates of the number of children eligible for and participating in the programs; (2) budgetary information; (3) costs of services to children with disabilities; (4) a comparison of the costs of KERA programs to the costs of other progams; (5) data on credentials and salaries of preschool teachers; and (6) examples of parent involvement activities. Policy issues relating to planning, personnel, eligibility, finance, and transportation are discussed. Lists of 11 related documents and 5 references are provided. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990