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ERIC Number: ED384410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Pages: 110
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Kaleidoscope: Profile of an Arts-Based Early Childhood Program. Final Report of an Evaluation Study [and] Technical Appendix.
Collins, Raymond C.; And Others
Kaleidoscope is an innovative approach to an arts-based early childhood program, combining visual arts, music, dance and language arts. The program's principal goal is to promote the learning and development of low-income, inner-city children who are attending preschool and kindergarten. Kaleidoscope's three objectives are: (1) to provide children and their families with quality early childhood education; (2) to create and implement an arts-integrated curriculum in which concepts are introduced and reinforced across all arts and subject areas in order to integrate the child's daily experiences; and (3) to conduct field research on the impact of an arts-integrated preschool program on the cognitive and general development of low-income, inner city children. Some of the major recommendations resulting from the evaluation study include upgrading Kaleidoscope's physical environment, improving integration of the arts-based and early childhood program components, strengthening parent involvement, and modifying research inquiry to include a broader approach to program outcomes and processes. The report includes a separate technical appendix that provides a copy of the interview and focus group questions, an assessment profile for early childhood programs, standardized tests for children, and a questionnaire on parent-child interactions and the parent as a teacher. Contains 24 references. (AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Collins Management Consulting, Inc., Vienna, VA.