ERIC Number: ED360058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Starting Right, Starting Right Now. Report of the Louisiana Early Childhood Study Commission, 1993.
Kennard, Linda, Ed.; Taylor, Mary, Ed.
Issue papers that focus on improving and expanding quality early childhood services in Louisiana are presented in this report. Each paper includes a description of current practice, several questions and answers concerning the issue, and a list of recommendations and strategies. Following an executive summary and introduction (which includes a table listing current early childhood services in Louisiana), the papers are divided into two general categories: educational issues and organizational issues. Papers on educational issues address the following topics: assessment; readiness; developmentally appropriate curriculum; retention and extra-year programs; heterogeneous grouping; continuity and coordination between early childhood providers; and working with parents. Organizational issues covered include: approval and licensing of programs; approval and certification of early childhood providers; staff development opportunities and requirements; and before- and after-school child care. Contains a list of 119 resources and references. (MM)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Certification, Curriculum Design, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Grade Repetition, Heterogeneous Grouping, Parent Participation, School Readiness, Staff Development, Student Evaluation
Bureau of Chapter 1, Louisiana Department of Education, 654 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Chapter 1.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana