ERIC Number: ED453952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 188 Early Childhood Standards for Programs for Three- and Four-Year Olds Self-Assessment Instrument.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Malden. Early Learning Services.
This document presents a self-assessment instrument for early childhood programs serving 3- and 4-year-olds in Massachusetts. The self-assessment is intended to provide guidance to program personnel, local early childhood advisory council members, and parents as they evaluate their programs and identify areas for improvement. The instrument also serves as a tool for the State Department of Education early education staff in their meetings with local educational agencies to discuss program implementation and to identify areas in need of assistance. Program standards are provided in 11 areas: (1) curriculum; (2) physical environment; (3) interactions; (4) family involvement; (5) staff qualifications and staff development; (6) staffing; (7) health and safety; (8) nutrition and food service; (9) transportation; (10) administration; and (11) evaluation. The self-assessment begins with instructions for its use. Each program standards area is then presented in turn, with the goal for each program standard area identified. For each of the standards, the sources of information are delineated, and space is included for the rating and for comments. Two appendices list recommended equipment and materials for early childhood education programs and delineate requirements for program health care policies and individual children's health records. (KB)
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standards, State Programs, State Standards
Massachusetts Department of Education, Early Learning Services Cluster, 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5023; Tel: 781-338-6368; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Malden. Early Learning Services.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts