Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)


School of Education

Degree Name



Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. A. Jean DeVard


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a developmental approach to teaching pre—school children vocabulary nouns.

The subjects were drawn from a pool of pre—school children in an Atlanta privately owned Head Start Center. A sample of ten children was chosen from the twenty children in the Head Start class. Their chronological age ranged from 4 years 1 month to 1 years 11 months.

The experimental treatment employed in this study consisted of three parts; picture notins identification, word nouns identificatlon, and picture—word association.

The T-test for corrolated scores was employed to analyze the significant differences between the mean score obtained under the experimental condition and the control treatment condition. A comparative analysis was employed in order to determine the effective—nass of the two treatments.