ERIC Number: ED421267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Programs: Program Evaluation.
Des Moines Public Schools, IA.
This report describes the early childhood education programs of the Des Moines Independent Community School District and provides evaluation of the programs' context, process, and product. Following a preface that includes the city's early childhood philosophy, the first section of the report presents a context evaluation of the programs, including their history, organizational structures, revenue, and expenditures. The second section details a process evaluation, including responsibility statements for supervisory and consultant staff in early childhood education, instructional philosophies, assessment tools, and staff development activities. The third section presents a product or outcome evaluation of the programs, including cost/benefit analysis, improvements in the preceding three years, Head Start summary, early childhood special education placement information, and survey of skills needed for entering kindergarten. The final section of the report outlines future plans of the combined early childhood programs. Three appendices contain an early childhood organizational chart, early childhood program locations, and early childhood policies, standards, and regulations. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA.