ERIC Number: ED423021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Early Education Quality Improvement Project Profiles of Excellence: Exemplary Programs Serving West Virginia's Young Children and Their Families.
West Virginia Governor's Cabinet on Children and Families, Charleston.
This document describes the 25 exemplary programs serving young children and their families in West Virginia. The programs were participating in the final stages of a process for state recognition as an exemplary program by the Early Education Quality Improvement Project Committee of the Governor's Early Childhood Implementation Commission in West Virginia in 1996. Nominations for exemplary programs were submitted statewide, and the 25 programs described here were selected on the basis of an evaluation by a review committee in the following areas: parent activities, community involvement, collaborative partnerships, staff development, communicating with parents, marketing/public awareness, team planning, use of volunteers, community service, curriculum, inclusion, transition, and cultural diversity. Each of the program descriptions contains: (1) a brief description of the program and contact information; (2) ideas to share regarding programming; (3) advice from the program regarding important program components; and (4) highlights of the program's exemplary practices. Included in the document is additional information on the recognition process, a stipend application for interested programs to visit exemplary program sites, and information on obtaining stipends for seeking accreditation from the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. Also included is a list of the essential elements of program quality and a list of resources. (KB)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Educational Quality, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Young Children
Governor's Cabinet on Children and Families, Attn: Early Childhood Publications, Building 1, Room R-150, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, WV 25305; phone: 304-558-0567; fax: 304-558-0596; World Wide Web: http://www.citynet.net/wvfamilies/; e-mail: email@example.com ($10; all orders must be prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: AT&T Foundation, New York, NY.; Families and Work Inst., New York, NY.; Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Governor's Cabinet on Children and Families, Charleston.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia