ERIC Number: ED380923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Practical Ideas and Resources for Offering a Quality Group Program to Spanish-Speaking Families and Their Infants and Toddlers.
This conference presentation describes services to Spanish speaking families developed by the Hope Infant Family Support Program in San Marcos, California. It discusses the program's evolution from one-on-one translation, to a more bilingual program, to monolingual Spanish, and shares the pitfalls and the successful strategies encountered in offering family-centered services in Spanish. Advantages of teaching a child in his natural language are listed, along with strategies for implementing such an instructional program. Sample program materials are provided, such as a sample schedule of learning activities, lyrics to children's Spanish songs, and instructions for arts and crafts activities. The importance of fathers' participation is emphasized. A list of publishers of picture books and other resources is offered. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children (10th, St. Louis, MO, October 5-9, 1994).