A program concerned with improving the quality of classroom instruction and learning environment is receiving national recognition by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Head Start.
The University of Houston Consistency Management and Cooperative Discipline (CMCD), now a part of the 24 Head Start programs in the Third Ward and East End neighborhoods, was cited as an "area of strength" for all the Head Start campuses in a review of the Houston programs.
The CMCD will be recognized by the board of the Gulf Coast Community Services Association Head Start Program at 6:45 p.m. today, May 10 at the UH Energy Research Park (directions below).
Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.
"More than 2,000 children in the Third Ward and East End are positively impacted by this program," said Jerome Freiberg, professor and director of the CMCD. "When students and teachers can work together to maintain a healthy classroom environment, meaningful learning can occur."
The CMCD is a research-based classroom and school reform model that builds on shared responsibility for learning and classroom organization between teachers and students. It provides sustained messages to children about what it means to be self-disciplined. CMCD also provides a sustainable message for all who work with children from administrators, teachers and specialists to aides, cafeteria workers and bus drivers. The program is housed in the College of Education.
WHAT: Recognition of UH College of Education's Consistency Management and Cooperative Discipline
by Gulf Coast Community Services Board of Directors
WHEN: 6:45 p.m., Monday, May 10
WHERE: Energy Research Park, Building 1, for directions visit http://www.uh.edu/campus_map/buildings/UBP.php