ERIC Number: ED341486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood Education. Handbook on Program Development and Assessment.
Stoops, Jack; And Others
This handbook is intended to help Chapter 1 project staff create a developmentally appropriate early childhood program for preschool and kindergarten through second grade. It is a companion piece to two workshops developed to acquaint early childhood staff with developmentally appropriate practices. An introduction describes the philosophy and effects of developmentally appropriate programs. A section on program development discusses issues critical to developing developmentally appropriate programs, steps in program implementation, and five programs in three northwestern states. A section on program assessment considers guidelines and issues relevant to program assessment, approaches to developmentally appropriate assessment, the establishment of desired program outcomes, and program evaluation. A list of 15 references is provided. Appendices include: a guide to child development; a 35-item annotated bibliography; a teacher survey; a sample developmentally appropriate curriculum; a list of activities designed to encourage parent involvement; descriptions of accountability standards for early childhood education; a summary of characteristics of several screening and assessment instruments; a copy of a parent questionnaire; a description of desired educational outcomes; and a profile of developmentally appropriate assessment practices. (BC)
Descriptors: Child Development, Curriculum, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Evaluation Methods, High Risk Students, Measurement Techniques, Parent Participation, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Screening Tests, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Chapter 1 Rural Technical Assistance Center, Portland, OR. Region 6.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1