ERIC Number: ED343674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Michigan Early Childhood Education Preschool Program Process Evaluation Report, 1991-92.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
This document reports the findings of a process evaluation of the Saginaw, Michigan Early Childhood Education Preschool program for 4-year-olds at risk of academic failure. As of January, 1992, a total of 292 pupils were attending the program at 9 sites. The goal of the program is to enable 4-year-olds to develop school readiness skills. Program components include children's cognitive, psychomotor, and affective development; parent and community participation; curriculum; and staff development. The process evaluation consisted of on-site observations of all nine classrooms and the use of an activity observation checklist and language observation instrument. Observations revealed that: (1) activities to meet the program's daily objectives took place in all classrooms; (2) a record of parent participation was maintained in all classrooms; (3) labels were placed on objects throughout the classrooms to assist in word recognition; and (4) teachers employed language enhancement techniques. Overall, the program was operating as planned. Suggestions for improving some areas of the program are offered. Appendixes include a list of program participants, a list of objectives for each of the program's component areas, copies of the activity checklist and language observation instrument, and a table listing teachers' use of language enhancement techniques. (BC)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education, Emotional Development, Formative Evaluation, High Risk Students, Individual Development, Language Acquisition, Parent Participation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Psychomotor Skills, School Readiness, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.