ERIC Number: ED403016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Quality and Effectiveness of Pre-Kindergarten Programs in Georgia: Parental Perspectives.
Basile, Kathleen C.; Henry, Gary T.
The first state-funded program of its kind, the Georgia Pre-K program has grown exponentially since its inception in 1993. The program operates in a variety of settings and is run by different types of organizations, including public and private schools, community centers, colleges and universities, and private child care centers. This report presents the results of a 1996 telephone survey of 601 parents from randomly selected Pre-K classes in the state. The survey was intended to provide information on parent perceptions to those who will guide the operation and future development of the program. Results are presented in four areas: (1) parent expectations of the program; (2) children's actual benefits from the program; (3) parent interaction with program staff and with their children; and (4) logistics of the program. Following an introductory summary of results, the report presents each of the four areas in detail, with an overview, discussion of research findings, and differences by demographic variables. Results noted indicated that parents overwhelmingly give the program high marks in terms of quality and effectiveness. The report's appendixes present survey methods, the survey instrument, and tables of significant findings by key demographic variables. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Applied Research Center.; Georgia Council for School Performance, Atlanta.