ERIC Number: ED374895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Florida First Start Program: Program Planning and Implementation Guide.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Office of Early Intervention and School Readiness.
This guide is designed to facilitate the implementation of the Florida First Start (FFS) program, created to help at-risk children from birth to 3 years of age have the best possible start in life and to support parents in their roles as their children's first teachers. Emphasis is on providing early, high-quality education and support services. Sections of the guide address: (1) the purpose of the FFS program; (2) personnel, staff development, and technical assistance requirements; (3) measures to increase public awareness of the program; (4) the equipping of parent resource centers; (5) program eligibility guidelines; (6) home visits; (7) child screening and testing; (8) family group meetings; (9) interagency cooperation; (10) program exiting and transitioning procedures; and (11) program evaluation. A bibliography of resources on behavior management, child abuse and neglect, health and safety, nutrition, stereotyping, and child development is included. Seven appendices provide a statewide directory of FFS officials, state-recommended forms, sample newsletters and pamphlets, program logos, Florida statutes and regulations relevant to the FFS program, a list of responsibilities and duties of parent education, and a list of infant resource books. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Office of Early Intervention and School Readiness.