ERIC Number: ED481221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Little Prints, 2001.
Little Prints, 2001, v1 n1-3 2001
Providing the early childhood (EC) community with a timely, actionable information about the Illinois State Board of Education's early learning initiative, "Little Prints" is a newsletter highlighting best practices among EC programs, representing the interests of and issues of EC professionals engaged in the education and care of children from birth to age 8, and working with other EC publications to inform the broader EC community of the links that bind individual programs into an essential continuum of EC services. This document consists of the first three issues of the newsletter, covering the year 2001. Issue 1 introduces the newsletter, highlights the work of an Alabama early childhood researcher working to create a multistate technical assistance program that would share resources across many Southern states, and describes an early childhood best practices site. Focusing on program quality, the second issue features case studies of two exemplary programs, describes the NAEYC accreditation process, highlights family resource center services in a rural county, and points out the gap between what early childhood development research says children need and what is actually offered in preschool settings. The third issue focuses on voluntary, universal preschool, noting that the trend is gaining momentum nationally, and featuring three case studies of pioneering universal preschool programs in other states. This issue also highlights Chicago's move toward universal preschool within the public school system, and details findings from a longitudinal study indicating that preschool cuts crime and dropout rates and boosts academic achievement. (HTH)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Longitudinal Studies
The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning, 1855 Mt. Prospect Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018. Tel: 847-803-3565; Fax: 847-803-3556; Web site: http://www.thecenterweb.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois