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ERIC Number: ED399077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Enhancing Young Children's Social Competence: Enhance!/Social Competence Program (ESCP): A Field Developed Program for Children, Teachers and Parents.
Marshall, H. M.; And Others
This poster session report describes the Enhance!/Social Competence Program (ESCP), a program for preschoolers and kindergartners delayed in social competency and problem solving skills. ESCP is part of the Rochester Early Enhancement Program (REEP), a collaboration of agencies serving young children through prenatal education and services, home visiting programs, preschool, after-school, recreation, and summer programs. The goal of ESCP is to help preschool and kindergarten children learn basic social problem solving strategies, based on the premise that children need to use such strategies to deal effectively with everyday interpersonal problems. Three components or units make up ESCP: (1) Language Development (11 activities), emphasizing language skills and concepts; (2) Feelings Identification (15 activities), helping children label and express their feelings and increasing awareness of others' feelings; and (3) Social Thinking and Problem Solving (15 activities), focusing on problem identification, acknowledging feelings, generating multiple solutions, and choosing a solution based on understanding the consequences of one's actions. Results from the 1994-1995 evaluation indicated that four-year-old children who participated in ESCP progressed in their ability to interact with peers and teachers in a constructive manner more than their counterparts from a comparison group. Teacher reports indicated that the ESCP children were more assertive, more comfortable as leaders, participated more in class discussions, appeared to be more liked by classmates, made friends more easily, accepted classroom rules better, showed a better frustration tolerance, and had better task orientation. Contains 27 references. (KDFB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (Rochester)