ERIC Number: ED352190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Nebraska's Future. National Education Goal 1: By the Year 2000 All Children in America Will Start School Ready To Learn. A Primer for Community Level Planning Groups.
Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Office of Child Development.
This booklet emphasizes the importance of National Education Goal 1, which states that all children should be ready to learn when they start school. The booklet also explains the educational and social effects that early childhood programs can have on young children, and shows how the Nebraska State Board of Education, citizen groups, and school districts have responded to National Education Goal 1 in Nebraska. Nine projects that involve collaborative efforts between school districts, social service agencies, and private corporations are highlighted. These projects are examples of effective ways for communities to respond to National Educational Goal 1. It is recommended that communities provide comprehensive support for young children from birth through age 4, and that they improve support for young children and families in public school. A Community Report Card checklist is provided for individuals or community planning groups to rate their own community's performance in relation to certain key indicators of school readiness, such as access to high-quality early child care and education, parent education and involvement, and health and nutrition. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Office of Child Development.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska