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The High/Scope Perry Preschool Program

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

The High/Scope Perry Preschool Program (High/Scope) utilizes an active learning approach to educating children, imparting skills that will support their development through school and into young adulthood. Based on more than 40 years of scientific research, it provides teachers and caregivers with a blueprint for daily routine, classroom and playground organization, and teacher -child interaction, all designed to create a warm, supportive learning environment. In addition, this learning environment encourages independent thinking, initiative, and creativity. High/Scope's goals are for young children to: 1) Learn through active involvement with people, materials, events, and ideas 2) Become independent, responsible, and confident, ready for school and ready for life 3) Learn to plan and execute activities, then talk with other children and teachers about what they have done and what they have learned (Plan-Do-Review) 4) Gain knowledge and skills in important content areas including language and literacy, initiative and social relationships, creative representation, movement, music, mathematics, and logical thinking. Everyday, the program offers one-on-one adult attention, assures children that they can choose interesting things to do, and gives children a sense of control over themselves and their surroundings.

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Name: David Weikart, Ph.D.
Site or Location Name: High/Scope Perry Preschool Program
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, 600 N. River Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: (734) 485-2000