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ERIC Number: ED371853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-1
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Families Succeed in Two Worlds.
Murray, Vivian
Kamehameha Schools' Prekindergarten Educational Program (PREP) was started in 1978 to prepare at-risk Hawaiian families and their children for success in school. PREP's direct services include: (1) parent-infant educational services, including home visits to help parents prepare for a new baby and later learn appropriate child development activities; (2) a traveling preschool, which involves a teacher and aide conducting a 2-hour preschool session at a park or other community site; and (3) a center-based preschool held by a teacher and aide 5 days a week for full school hours. In addition, PREP has two support groups, including the Project Team, which develops curriculum, conducts training, provides consultation to staff, reviews assessments, and makes modifications; and the Evaluation and Data Management Department, which assesses attendance patterns, demographics, and participant outcomes. PREP emphasizes language and literacy, family involvement, and Hawaiian culture. Language skills are developed through book-lending programs and through listening and writing centers. The program offers various ways for extended families to participate and play leadership roles in programs. Traditional Hawaiian language, songs, dances, and crafts are included in the program, and staff members try to model and teach traditional Hawaiian values to children. PREP uses a variety of standardized and specifically developed assessment tools to measure program success. (AC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii