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ERIC Number: ED453022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Early Childhood Intervention Partnerships on the Navajo Reservation with an Emphasis on Special Education.
Sealander, Karen; Medina, Catherine; Gamble, Armanda; Pettigrew, Bobbie; Snyder, Maria; White, Sherri; Begay, Mary Helen; Bradley, Brian; Bradley-Wilkinson, Evangeline; Heimbecker, Connie; McCarty, Nellie; Nelson, Bernita; Nelson, Jacob; Smith, Jody; Whitehair, Marsha; Redsteer, Denise; Prater, Greg
Kayenta Unified School District (KUSD) is located in the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. In addition to serving over 2,600 K-12 students, KUSD collaborates with the Navajo Nation and the Kayenta community to provide three early childhood education programs: Acceptance Belonging Caring (ABC) preschool, Navajo Nation Head Start, and Child Care Occupational Parenting Education Center (COPE). Program staff, support facilitators, and parents completed short surveys about the three programs, including provision of special education services. ABC and Head Start shared many similarities and differed from COPE in various ways. ABC and Head Start enrolled children aged 3-5, offered special education intervention services, and advocated a fully inclusive environment. COPE, on the other hand, provided child care vocational training for high school students and extended child care services to all community members, including free services to teen parents attending school. COPE did not offer special education services but made referrals to ABC and Head Start. All three programs incorporated Navajo language and culture, and parents and staff unanimously stated that the programs were successful. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: N/A
Language: English
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