ERIC Number: ED343718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Working Conference on Preschool-to-School Linkages (Louisville, Kentucky, November 21-22, 1991).
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Kentucky Head Start Collaboration Project.
The goal of this conference was to assist early childhood professionals in their efforts to provide training to parents and family-focused, community-based transitions between preschool and school. The conference was also designed to assure children access to a high quality, developmentally appropriate preschool; adequate nutrition; and health care. Introductory materials contained in the conference packet include the conference agenda, a list of conference participants, and a paper describing the guideposts for achieving the nation's educational goals for the year 2000 announced by the President in April 1991. Conference papers discussed: (1) policy perspectives on excellence in early childhood education and parental involvement in education; (2) models of collaboration between organizations and individuals involved in early childhood education; (3) early childhood transitions of disabled children in general, and a particular program implemented in Kentucky; (4) early childhood education policy issues; (5) planning for parental involvement in early childhood education; and (6) suggestions for developing a collaborative transition plan. Other materials include descriptions of technical assistance services provided by agencies in six states, a collection of ERIC Digests on issues relevant to early childhood education, and a list of resources published by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools. (BC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Excellence in Education, Parent Participation, Policy Formation, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Program Implementation, School Readiness, Technical Assistance, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Kentucky Head Start Collaboration Project.