ERIC Number: ED352192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Exemplary Program Standards for Child Development Programs Serving Preschool and School-Age Children.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Child Development.
Reflecting contemporary research and widely held beliefs about how children grow, develop, and learn, this publication describes standards for child development programs for preschool and school-age children. The text is divided into three main sections which discuss background material, program components, and the program quality review process. The first section makes a philosophical statement about child development programs and offers a theoretical framework for children's learning. In the second section, each program component--environment, curriculum and assessment, site personnel, partnerships between parents and site personnel, and administration--is introduced with a brief statement, which is followed by a description of the characteristics of an exemplary program for that component. A reference list and a sample of a completed form reporting findings of an agency self-study are provided for each component. The third section discusses the agency self-study process and the program quality review process. This section emphasizes the importance of self-study and illustrates the steps needed to follow the self-study and quality review processes. An appendix includes an agency self-study worksheet, a form for summarizing findings of an agency self-study, a program self-study report form, a quality review worksheet, a form for reporting the results of a quality review, and a form for describing an agency action plan. (MM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Child Development, Classroom Environment, Day Care Centers, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Quality, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Integrated Curriculum, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Professional Development, Program Design, Program Evaluation, School Age Day Care, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standards, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Attitudes, Theory Practice Relationship
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($4.25, plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Child Development.