This document is the seventh in a series of 12 early childhood program descriptions compiled by the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development. The program described here is the East Harlem Block Schools in New York City. The Block Schools include two day care centers, an elementary school, and a tutoring program, whose total ethnic population reflects that of the surrounding community -- 70% Puerto Rican, 20% black, and 10% white. Most of the children are bilingual and all are from low-income families. The schools were established by parents who felt it necessary to design and control the educational environment in order to create continuity in attitudes and relationships between home and school. Staff and teachers were then hired who were responsive to these goals and accountable to parents. Included in the program description are brief outlines of: (1) goals and objectives, (2) content and materials, (3) classroom activities, (4) parent involvement, (5) professional and paraprofessional training, (6) administrative requirements and costs, (7) program development and evaluation, and (8) program history and present (1971) status. (JMB)
For related documents, see PS 008 592-603
East Harlem Block Schools; New York (New York)
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East Harlem Block Schools, New York, NY.; Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.