Analysis of investigations and practice-related backgrounds of preschool educational program Head Start (USA)



The article is devoted to investigation of practice-related experience of preschool education abroad. It regards various aspects of preschool education and professional activities of educators in preschool educational settlements. The author analyzes the criteria of efficiency of preschool education as depending on duration of child education, preschoolers’ family backgrounds, peculiarities of family upbringing, professional quality of educators, professional and personal motivation of educators. The article touches upon the question of utilization of preschool educational programs for the purpose of diagnostics and intervention in case of child behavioral disorders. The article touches upon interrelations between child academic achievements, child self- regulation capacities and influence of parental close control on child self-dependence. Much attention is paid to the problem of social competence in present-day preschooler sand its development in preschool educational settlements. The conclusion, made in the article, states the importance of educator’s professional qualification and its influence on his/her professional efficiency and satisfaction.

General Information

Keywords: education; preschoolers; Head Start; school readiness; educational program; teacher, family

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology

Article type: review article

For citation: Kuzmishina T.L. Analysis of investigations and practice-related backgrounds of preschool educational program Head Start (USA) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2013. Vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 60–68. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Tatiana L. Kuzmishina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Chair of Preschool Pedagogy and Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology of Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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