ERIC Number: ED345436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Directory of Selected Early Childhood Programs, 1991-1992.
Decker, Marcia J., Ed.
This directory of selected early childhood programs sponsored by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) includes project grants in the following program categories administered by the Office of Special Education Programs: the Division of Innovation and Development (DID), the Division of Personnel Preparation (DPP), and Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities (EEPCD). The EEPCD projects described include demonstration projects, information management projects, inservice training projects, outreach projects, research and experimental projects, research institutes, and the Technical Assistance Center. DID contracts and grants include field-initiated grants, initial career award grant, the Policy Research Institute, research contract, research grants, small grants, state agency/federal evaluation studies grant, and student-initiated grants. The DPP grants fall into the following categories: infant/toddler personnel, leadership, low-incidence disabilities, minority institutions, related services, rural special projects, special educators, special populations, special projects, and state education agencies. An introduction provides an overview of OSERS-sponsored early childhood programs and a discussion of the implications of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for federal and state efforts in planning and implementing early childhood special education and related services. The Directory section provides a state-by-state listing of the projects, a list of state personnel administering the Preschool Grants Programs (Part B--Section 619 of IDEA) and the Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (Part H of IDEA), and a list of chairs of the state Interagency Coordinating Councils. The Project Abstracts section provides a half-page abstract for each project. Project abstracts are organized according to program category and project subcategory and, within subcategory, by state. Abstracts include project title and grant number, director or principal investigator, telephone number, funding period, fiscal agency with city/state location, competition category, and project description. Indexes provide access to the project abstracts by program category and by state. (JDD)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Inservice Education, Labor Force Development, Outreach Programs, Professional Education, Program Descriptions, Research Projects, Special Education, Teacher Education, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act