ERIC Number: ED414559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-1
Reference Count: N/A
Enriching a Child's Literacy Environment (ECLE).
Reid, Ethna R.
The Enriching a Child's Literacy Environment (ECLE) program was designed to establish a model for teaching parents, teachers, and other care providers how to develop the oral language, thinking abilities and motor skills of young children (ages six months to three years). ECLE trainers instruct the parents or other care providers by first modeling with children each activity in the program and, then, through discussion and lectures. The program's curriculum involves large muscle coordination, small muscle coordination, sensory stimulation/oral language development, print awareness, children's literature, number awareness, music and rhythm, and concept development. Pre- and post-treatment group measures were contrasted with those from an equivalent comparison group (1992-93) and with normative data. The tools selected to measure projected growth were the Mental and Motor subscales of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development. Subjects were five separate groups of students enrolled in the program from 1998 to 1993. Results indicated that, on average, for every month in the program, ECLE children showed two months of growth relative to the normative group. (Contains 7 tables of data.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Reid Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT. Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Bayley Scales of Infant Development