ERIC Number: ED393578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Drug Prevention for Early Childhood.
American Council for Drug Education, Rockville, MD.; RMC Research Corp., Portsmouth, NH.
Noting that attitudes and habits formed very early in life can have an impact on a child's decision to use drugs or remain drug free later in life, this packet of materials introduces preschool children to the important skills and attitudes they will need to avoid drug use later on. None of the materials provided for children directly addresses drugs or drug use, but rather offer appealing and engaging stories designed to help children build self-confidence, develop decision-making and critical-thinking skills, and understand limits. The adult materials consist of Building Blocks guides to helping preschoolers grow up alcohol and drug free, and include one guide for parents and one for caregivers; a guide for home visitors with drug education messages about health and safety for preschool children and their families, with a companion magazine for parents; and "Ready, Set, Go," an adventure book for children. The remaining children's materials consist of Building Blocks story books as follows: (for 3-year-olds) "Keisha Ann: That's Who I Am," and "Who Can Help Me?"; (for 4-year-olds) "Get Ready...Here I Go," and "I'm Such a Big Help!"; (for 5-year-olds) "Super Duper Timmy Cooper" and "Denton's Detectives." All of the stories and adult materials are multicultural. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council for Drug Education, Rockville, MD.; RMC Research Corp., Portsmouth, NH.