ERIC Number: EJ701155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb-26
Reference Count: N/A
Baby Steps toward Educational Success: Noted Columnist Launches Program to Help Poor Parents Guide Their Children's Learning
Yates, Eleanor Lee
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n1 p32 Feb 2004
In 2003, Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist William Raspberry attended a reunion at the small, private Episcopal school he graduated from in Okolona Miss, population 3,500. " As a journalist, Raspberry frequently writes about other people's actions. Now the time had come for him to initiate action. Throughout his years of writing about education he heard impressive theories and concepts about education. He started "Baby Steps," a program to help his hometown's youngest citizens--from birth to age 4--become better prepared for school. It's a formidable challenge. Okolona is as poor as it ever was. This document describes the "Baby Steps" program.
Descriptors: Poverty, Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Young Children, African American Children, Parent Education, School Readiness, African Americans
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi