ERIC Number: ED360137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Promising Practices in Early Childhood Education. Volume I.
National Preschool Coordination Project, San Diego, CA.
This document describes programs that serve migrant preschool children and their families or that would be adaptable to the migrant population. Model programs illustrate trends in the direction of a "whole family" approach to early childhood education, respect for the importance of proficiency in the child's first language with regard to developing skills necessary for later learning, and a concern for the integrity of the family. Program directors emphasized the importance of working cooperatively with other community agencies to optimize the services available to migrant families. Most of the 10 program summaries contain: (1) name and address of contact person; (2) description; (3) environment or location of the program; (4) curriculum or learning plan; (5) materials needed; (6) staff needed; (7) benefits and results; (8) problems; and (9) suggestions. Additional information provided in this guide includes a description and directory of the Migrant Education Even Start Program, which integrates early childhood education and adult education, and a description of the National Preschool Coordination Project, which provides interstate coordination in the identification and development of effective educational services for preschool migrant children and their parents. (KS)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: National Preschool Coordination Project, San Diego, CA.
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