Summary: H.R.5354 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5354. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/23/1988)

Directs the Secretary of Education to make payments to State educational agencies for demonstration grants for early childhood family education programs conducted by eligible local educational agencies.

Sets forth a formula for allotment of such payments to States on the basis of population. Sets forth minimum and maximum numbers of such demonstration grants to be awarded in each State. Sets forth maximum limits on grant amounts.

Sets forth criteria for eligibility for: (1) State educational agencies for payments; and (2) local educational agencies for demonstration grants.

Authorizes appropriations for such demonstration grants program.

Directs the Secretary to make a grant to each of 20 eligible local educational agencies for early childhood family education programs in public schools within such agencies in the greatest need. Sets forth factors which the Secretary must consider in determining whether a school is in greatest need.

Sets forth application requirements.

Authorizes appropriations for such grants for school districts in greatest need.

Directs the Secretary to disseminate to State and local educational agencies information on: (1) The Parents and Teachers Program: The National Center, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; and (2) the Minnesota Early Childhood Education Project, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education.

Authorizes appropriations for dissemination of such information.

Defines "early childhood family education program" to mean a program consisting of not less than two multi-hour sessions per month, during which parents of children three years old or younger meet at either a private home or a central location and receive instruction in effective parent-child interaction from a trained parent-educator and participate in organized discussion with other such parents.