ERIC Number: ED458998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Children's Readiness for School: Preschool Programs Make a Difference, but Quality Counts!
Denton, David R.
This report examines the evidence that high-quality preschool programs can help to improve the school readiness of at-risk children, focusing on 10 programs that have been the subjects of careful evaluations. These programs include four well-known "model programs" (High/Scope Perry Preschool Project, the Carolina Abecedarian Project, the Chicago Child-Parent Centers, and the New York State Experimental Prekindergarten program) and the federal Head Start program, as well as state programs in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, and Texas. The report concludes with a discussion of the characteristics that distinguish these programs as high-quality in the areas of health and safety standards, student-to-teacher ratios and class size, teacher qualifications and compensation, curricula, and parent involvement. (Contains 13 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Educational Quality, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, School Readiness
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.