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ERIC Number: ED384427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb-22
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
Restructuring Schools To Meet the Needs of Children and Families: School-Based Early Childhood Centers.
Novick, Rebecca
Emphasizing strong partnerships with family and community, the School-Based Early Childhood Centers Project of the Child, Family, and Community Program (CFCP) identifies, develops, and evaluates early childhood partnerships with six Northwest school sites to provide case studies of the restructuring process. This report presents the results of a meeting of representatives of the six schools over the course of 4 years to discuss the early childhood center concept and share their experiences of integrating features of early childhood centers into early elementary classrooms. The report consists of two parts. The first part provides an update of the literature review regarding developmentally appropriate practice, parents as partners, community involvement, and transition services. The second part provides an overview of the early childhood centers project and the 4-year process of implementing the early childhood center concept in the six schools. The findings show that all six sites demonstrated consistent success in implementing developmentally appropriate practices, encouraging family participation in children's schooling, and recruiting community members to the school. The results suggest that successful restructuring efforts must occur simultaneously in a number of components for changes to accumulate into a systematic effort. Two appendices include a self diagnostic survey form and analysis tables of components by site. Contains 96 references. (AP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Child, Family, and Community Program.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A