ERIC Number: ED455945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Support Structure Is Proposed. NCEDL Spotlights, No. 25.
National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.
Noting that young children under age five are still without comprehensive public policies to protect or enhance their status, this issue of the NCEDL Spotlights excerpts an article proposing a quality support system for early childhood education programs. The components of a quality support system are highlighted: (1) personnel preparation; (2) technical assistance; (3) applied research and program evaluation; (4) communication; (5) demonstration; (6) data systems; (7) comprehensive planning; and (8) coordination of support elements. Proposed strategies for building early childhood infrastructures are also delineated: (1) identify and cultivate power sources; (2) establish planning structures; (3) mount a media initiative; (4) involve professional organizations; (5) be realistic about time; (6) financing the infrastructure; (7) earmarking; and (8) subsidies. (KB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Quality, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Improvement, Public Policy
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, CB#8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185. Tel: 919-966-0867; Web site: http://www.ncedl.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.