ERIC Number: ED414025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Special Early Childhood Report, 1997.
National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.
This report focuses on the first goal of the National Education Goals--that all children will arrive at school ready to learn. The report presents data indicating the status of young children at the start of the three year "I Am Your Child" campaign, and the progress of the nation and states toward meeting the health, family, and preschool objectives associated with Goal One. These data are supplemented with new information about children from birth to age 2. Part 1 of the report discusses the policy context of Goal One, and the need for immediate action in ensuring the welfare of young children. Part 2 of the report presents data related to 10 social indicators: (1) prenatal care; (2) birthweight; (3) children's health index; (4) immunizations; (5) family-child reading; (6) other family-child language and literacy activities; (7) support for families of preschoolers; (8) preschool participation; (9) quality of preschool centers; and (10) the quality of home-based preschool settings. (JPB)
Descriptors: Child Health, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Early Intervention, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Family Role, Learning Readiness, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Social Indicators, State Programs, State Standards, Well Being
National Education Goals Panel, 1255 22nd Street, Suite 502, Washington, DC 20037 (Catalog No. 98-01, free).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.