ERIC Number: ED395044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Achieving the Goals: Goal 1. All Children in America Will Start School Ready To Learn.
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs.
"Reaching the Goals" is a series of eight books designed to inform people involved in education reform, or people who want to be involved, of the myriad of programs and resources that are available from the Federal Government to support each of the National Education Goals defined in 1990. This first book is dedicated to Goal 1, "All children in America will start school ready to learn." The book provides federal program descriptions and definitions for more than 50 programs that are designed for preschool children. These programs encompass nutrition, learning, and health. Their descriptions should provide reformers with ideas for initiating or expanding preschool services at the community level. Programs from the following agencies are described: (1) Department of Agriculture; (2) Department of Defense; (3) U.S. Air Force; (4) Department of Education; (5) Department of Health and Human Services; (6) Department of Housing and Urban Development; (7) Department of Justice; (8) National Endowment for the Arts; (9) National Endowment for the Humanities; (10) National Science Foundation; (11) Institute of Museum Services; and (12) Smithsonian. Each program description includes contact names for more information. The book concludes with a directory of resources. Resources listed include 10 regional representatives and deputies of the Secretary of Education, 12 Head Start regional offices, the Head Start Collaboration Network members for the 10 regions, the contact list for Operation Weed and Seed (102 individuals), 60 state Arts Agency Coordinators, and 57 State Humanities Councils (includes territories). (SLD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cognitive Development, Educational Objectives, Emotional Development, Federal Programs, Government Role, Learning Readiness, Physical Development, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Reading Readiness, School Readiness, Social Services, Writing Readiness
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs.