ERIC Number: ED348148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Education and Care of Young Children. Report of the ASCD Early Childhood Consortium.
Day, Barbara; And Others
In fall, 1988, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) in Alexandria, Virginia selected 12 districts to comprise an Early Childhood Consortium. Consortium members attended two meetings a year for 3 years; received assistance in such areas as child-centered instruction and developmental curricula; planned an exemplary early childhood program for their district; and evaluated outcomes. Section 1 of this third-year report explains the consortium's purpose and goals, the school district selection process, and issues considered. Section 2 describes the six consortium meetings. After a discussion of the design of assessment tools, section 3 summarizes lessons learned about assessment, change, developmentally appropriate programs, early childhood advocacy, full- versus half-day kindergarten, the ways in which young children learn, multi-age grouping, and staff development. Finally, section 4 presents reports from the consortium members, who are employees of school districts in: (1) Aspen, Colorado; (2) Elmira, New York; (3) High Point, North Carolina; (4) Jackson, Mississippi; (5) Lincolnwood, Illinois; (6) Muscatine, Iowa; (7) Portland, Oregon (2 districts); (8) Redwood City, California; (9) Waukesha, Wisconsin; (10) South Brunswick, New Jersey; and (11) Phoenix, Arizona. The consortium application form, the form by means of which districts agreed to participate in the consortium, and a list of the school district addresses are appended. (AC)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Consortia, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Innovation, Inservice Teacher Education, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Support
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 North Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (ASCD stock no. 611-92109, $10, plus $2.50 handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.