ERIC Number: ED460764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Issues of Implementation of Early Childhood Education and Support Programs.
This document comprises three papers related to the implementation of early childhood education, health care, and support programs. The first paper is a brief reflection on the nature of implementation, based on the contributions of Boudewijn Bekkers. The second is a proceedings chapter by Marian Hanrahan titled "Community Based Innovative Practices in Child Health Care: Early Childhood Care and Development Support Programs." The third paper is also a proceedings chapter, by Bert Prinsen titled "Issues of Program Design and Implementation." Together, these three papers consider implementation as a second stage in the process of innovation as applied to community-based support programs that promote education and health care for disadvantaged young children. Hanrahan's chapter addresses the implementation of a variety of programs to establish and strengthen international communication about community-based early childhood development programs focusing on disadvantaged populations such as migrants, drug users, and refugees and covering political issues, costs, and quality. Prinsen's chapter discusses nurturing community-based programs through improving programs that combine family support and health promotion; stimulating participation of target groups, marketing strategies focused on policy makers, health care workers, and the public; and evaluating cost-effective programs. (Contains 40 references.) (JPB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the European Policy Conference on Early Childhood Education (Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 23-24, 1998). Based on contributions of Marian Hanrahan and Bert Prinsen (chapters 1 and 12 in "Community Health, Community Care, and Community Support. Proceedings of the Invitational Conference on Innovative Childhood Care and Development Support Programs (Utrecht, Netherlands, 1997)."