ERIC Number: ED474787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Solutions for Enhancing School Readiness: Summit Proceedings, Final Report and Recommendations.
Florida Head Start State Collaboration Office, Tallahassee.
As part of the second phase of a collaboration project between the Florida Head Start Association and agencies and programs in the state serving young children and their families with the purpose of enhancing school readiness programs, this document compiles the resource papers that were created based on regional meetings of partners in the collaboration and reviewed at a summit held in September 2002. The resource papers focus on the discussion group topics of: (1) child and family health services; (2) child and family literacy; (3) family support services; (4) involving males in the lives of young children; and (5) child outcomes. Each resource paper is organized similarly and summarizes recent research on the topic, describes some successful strategies used by Floridas Head Start programs, and delineates relevant websites or publications. The document's introduction highlights evaluation findings from the summit revealing that participants viewed the sharing of information and the parent panel as the most valuable aspects of the summit, and supported the recommendation for an annual summit. A directory of program experts to provide advice and technical assistance to school readiness programs in Florida is included. A list of summit participants and their agencies is appended to the report. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Health, Conference Proceedings, Early Childhood Education, Family Literacy, Family Support, Learning Readiness, Males, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, School Readiness, Young Children
Florida Head Start State Collaboration Office, 600 S. Calhoun, Ste. C260, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0240. Tel: 850-414-7757; Fax: 850-414-7760; Web site: http://www.floridaheadstart.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Head Start State Collaboration Office, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida