ERIC Number: ED443226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Special Education for Children with Disabilities, Ages Three through Five: Program Evaluation.
This document presents guidelines for evaluation of early childhood special education programs in North Dakota. Following an introduction, a section considers six general program goals including the significance of families, the need for developmentally appropriate and individually appropriate practice, preference for service delivery in community-based inclusive settings, collaborative teams, coordinated delivery of services, and the importance of culturally competent professional actions. The following sections offer guidelines on evaluating programs for family involvement, effective Child Find activities, effective programs and service delivery models, effectively integrated programs and environments, effective and safe physical environments, and effective administration including personnel and interagency collaboration. Appended are several survey forms that examine the perceptions of the early childhood programs of preschool staff, principals, general education teachers, and parents. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Education, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Early Childhood Education, Educational Principles, Family Involvement, Inclusive Schools, Integrated Services, Models, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Special Education, Standards, Surveys
North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction, Dept. of Special Education, 600 East Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440; Tel: 701-328-2277 (Voice); Tel: 701-328-4920 (TDD); Fax: 701-328-4149.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota