ERIC Number: ED352790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Avondale Integrative Model (AIM).
Avondale School District, Auburn Hill, MI.
The A.I.M. (Avondale Integrative Model) Program of Avondale School District in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is a developmental, language-based, preschool program, combining federally funded Head Start and district-funded Pre-Primary Impaired programs. The program is designed to utilize a developmentally appropriate curriculum in order to successfully integrate children identified as having special needs into a regular preschool program. The cognitively oriented curriculum is based on the High Scope model, with the addition of a theme approach and the need to fulfill individual goals of the children assigned to the program. This report describes the daily routine, physical facilities, safety, adult involvement, language and thought development, transition into the program, assessment, humanistic considerations, behavior intervention procedures, administrative responsibilities, and a rationale for mixed-age grouping in early education. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Avondale School District, Auburn Hill, MI.