ERIC Number: ED358873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Suffolk Community College Early Childhood Program Review.
Hochman, Darlene; Kaplan, Paul
The Early Childhood Program (ECP) at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) was established to train students in the instruction of young children by providing them with theoretical knowledge, skills training, and practical experience. This report provides information on the philosophy, structure, and outcomes of the ECP. The first section discusses the goals for the ECP and its students, while the second details the curriculum and student advisement practices. The third section highlights enrollment trends from 1981 to 1989 and demographic variables of students from fall 1989. The next two sections discuss program resources, focussing on equipment, facilities, supplies, and library materials. The sixth section discusses staffing issues, including faculty/student ratio, faculty satisfaction, and hiring practices. The seventh section discusses the effect of changes in New York state teacher requirements on the ECP, while the final section provides 15 recommendations for improvement. Extensive appendixes provide information on procedures and requirements for entering students; six ECP course outlines; a sample letter of cooperation between SCCC and a field experience center; sample instruments for follow-up surveys, employer evaluations of ECP graduates, student surveys, and instructor evaluations of the ECP, as well as results of follow-up surveys for four selected academic years between 1977 and 1986-87; student persistence reports for fall 1989; a list of library resources; minutes from meetings of ECP faculty from 1988 through 1990 discussing procedures and policies; and a list of jobs for graduates. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Suffolk County Community Coll., Selden, NY.