ERIC Number: ED360056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Opening Doors: Maine's Early Childhood Demonstration Sites.
This summary report describes Maine's early childhood demonstration sites--three model programs within the schools which serve as demonstration and training sites for public school and preschool educators and which increase access to quality programs for four-year-old children and their families. Demonstration sites were designed to provide an individualized, child-centered curriculum, regional training opportunities for early childhood educators, and parental education programs. The first section of the report provides background information, providing national and state contexts as well as brief descriptions of Head Start and other child development services in Maine. The next section describes the demonstration sites project in detail, including site selection, training of site personnel, and community resource teams. An evaluation study is presented in the third section, and the findings of that study are outlined in the fourth section of the report. The report concludes with a discussion of the implications for other state efforts in early childhood education. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Identifiers - Location: Maine