Children at risk : the need for preschool intervention programs for North Carolina's schools

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Lisa Conrad Horne (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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D. Michelle Irwin

Abstract: This research examines the need for a public preschool program for children who are at risk of school failure in North Carolina. There are some data available that there exists a growing need in our state for a publicly supported preschool intervention program for high risk preschoolers. High risk being defined as children who enter school with a predisposition for difficulties in the elementary grades and in high school. Based on this assumption, the study investigated: 1) the current extent of the problem of high risk children in our state, 2) what is currently being done to meet the needs of high risk children in the public sector statewide, 3) described and analyzed the results of earlier preschool intervention projects nationwide to determine the effects on the participants, 4) demonstrated that additional preschool intervention programs for high risk children in North Carolina would be cost effective, and 5) suggested future program directions and concerns for North Carolina.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1988
Preschool children $z North Carolina $x Services for
Readiness for school $x Testing
Education, Preschool $z North Carolina

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