Well-trained teachers, small class sizes, support for parents, and a “bridge” into the elementary grades are common characteristics found in some of the nation’s most successful early-childhood-education programs, concludes a report.
The report—released by the New York City-based Committee for Economic Development—identifies the key features needed to design a “high quality” early-childhood-education program. Its conclusions are based on the work done by the High/ Scope Perry Preschool program, the Carolina Abecedarian Project, and the Chicago Child-Parent Centers.
Vol. 25, Issue 25, Page 13Published in Print: March 1, 2006, as Early-Childhood Education