ERIC Number: ED354289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
Pequenitos en Accion. Edgewood ISD Model Program for 3-Year-Olds Replication Manual.
Partnership for Hope, Inc., San Antonio, TX.
This guide describes "Pequenitos en Accion" (Small Children in Action), the Edgewood (Texas) Independent School District (ISD) early childhood intervention program for Spanish-speaking 3-year-old preschool children. The program is an innovative early childhood education model involving educational programming, collaboration and integration with child care services, and strong parental education and involvement. A Piagetian and Montessori-based bilingual curriculum for Spanish-speaking children is used. The guide present a demographic profile of the area and participants and describes program development, including site and facilities selection, determining needs and target population, goals, research, and a timeline for planning and development. An implementation section details administration, staff, recruitment, eligibility and enrollment, facilities set-up and maintenance, and scheduling. An operation section covers curriculum, the child care component, parent education, staff coordination, staff development, and support services. A program evaluation section discusses costs, outcomes, program successes, obstacles and solutions, and the results of a parent survey. A final section describes changes as of the program's third year. Appendixes contain a forms index with job descriptions, needs assessment forms, student application folders, student registration forms, child care operation forms, and screening forms. Some forms are provided in Spanish. A 35-item bibliography is included. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Curriculum Development, Day Care, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Guides, Hispanic Americans, Parent Participation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Districts, Spanish Speaking
Partnership for Hope, 3737 Broadway, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78209.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edgewood Independent School District, San Antonio, TX.
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Hope, Inc., San Antonio, TX.