Easy as E.C.E

April 1976
Time;4/19/1976, Vol. 107 Issue 16, p80
The article inquires into the Early Childhood Education (E.C.E) program, a reform plan developed by the California Department of Education and adopted by California Superintendent of Public Instruction Wilson Riles in 1971 to teach 400,00 students in kindergarten through third grade in nearly a third of the elementary schools in the state. Riles set out to hire parents to actively participate in the program to help teach students since recruiting trained teachers was too expensive. However, not all Californians were in favor of the program because some parents were complaining that children on different levels are grouped together. Nevertheless, the State Board of Education decided to introduce the same of type of program into secondary schools beginning in 1977.


Related Articles

  • The Regulated Learning Environment: Supporting Adults to Support Children. Lesaux, Nonie K.; Jones, Stephanie M.; Paratore Bock, Kristen; Harris, Julie Russ // YC: Young Children;Nov2015, Vol. 70 Issue 5, p20 

    The article explores the concept of self-regulation as applied in early childhood education programs. Topics discussed include a definition of self-regulation and how it develops, an assessment of the capability of educators to implement strategies which promote self-regulation among young...

  • Early Childhood Education, California-Style . McVey, Marcia // Education Digest;Dec1977, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p14 

    The article presents information on California's Early Childhood Education (ECE). ECE is an unprecedented reform of early education practices in all of the state's public schools. When the changeover is completed, all of California's 1.28 million public school children from kindergarten through...

  • Involvement of fathers in primary school activities. Fletcher, Richard; Silberberg, Simone // Australian Journal of Education (ACER Press);Apr2006, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p29 

    A telephone survey investigated the level of father involvement in primary schools in a regional area of New South Wales. Hypotheses tested were: (a) that the level of mother involvement is higher than that of fathers, and (b) that fathers are primarily involved in gender stereotypical...

  • Home-School Relationships in Primary Schools Parents' Perspectives. Zaoura, Alexandra; Aubrey, Carol // International Journal About Parents in Education;2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p12 

    This paper presents the results from the second phase of a case study exploring home-school relationships in Cyprus based on parents' perspectives. Interviews with parents indicated that they understood that home-school co-operation might benefit children's attainments, emphasising the family's...

  • Expanding the Current Definition of Program Quality: Exploring Parents' Notions of What Makes a Good Program. Kim, Kyoung Jin // Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education;Jan2012, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p43 

    In this article, I explored contemporary realities that pertain to assessing programs, and quality in early childhood education. Parents have ongoing demands for early childhood programs for their children, and they are the decision-makers in selecting programs, so their perceptions of program...

  • Supporting Writing at Home.  // Teaching Young Children;May2008, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p13 

    The article suggests ways to help a child learn about and practice writing at home. Suggestions include displaying a child's writing in a special place, allowing a child to join writing a shopping list, letter or e-mail, inviting the child to dictate stories, creating greeting cards for special...

  • Untitled. Element, Mathilda // Educating Young Children: Learning & Teaching in the Early Child;Fall2012, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p47 

    The author offers her thank to reviewers for their hardwork and dedication towards early childhood education and for sharing their learning and teaching methods.

  • PARK EAST DAY SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM.  // New York Family;Feb2013 Supplement, p52 

    The article offers information on the start of the registration of the Early Childhood Summer Program in 2013 in New York City with groups available for children ages two to four.

  • Saint John's School's Early Childhood Program: A solid foundation. BELAVAL DÍAZ, MARIO // Caribbean Business;11/8/2012, Vol. 40 Issue 44, p44 

    The article focuses on the significance of the Early Childhood Program offered at Saint John's School on providing children with their educational needs.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics