ERIC Number: ED172923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Report of Early Childhood Programs: Social Services 1977-1978. Report No. 7913.
Asano, Mildred M.
This 1977-1978 annual report of the Social Services Component of Early Childhood Programs within the School District of Philadelphia provides a description of the types and quantities of activities undertaken in five early childhood programs by the social service workers. Data were obtained from periodic reporting forms designed by the Early Childhood Evaluation Unit. The data focused on three areas of services: (1) the number of families requiring services and the number receiving assistance; (2) the frequency of contacts with families; and (3) the types of assistance provided to families. Social services were mandated in four of the five programs discussed in this report: Child Care (CC); Get Set Day Care (GS); Prekindergarten Head Start (HS); and Follow Through (FT). The fifth program, Parent Cooperative Nurseries, (PCN) was included by program request. Each program was able to attain either fully or partially its specific objectives or its performance standards. Within the programs' mandated social services, 88 social service workers made 85,181 contacts, of which 54 percent were with a parent or guardian, 35 percent were with other program personnel, and 11 percent were with community agencies. Social service workers focused primarily on admission and recruitment, children's attendance, and home-school liaison functions. Although insufficient data were obtained regarding the frequency of contacts with families in two programs (GS, FT), 85 percent of the families in the other two programs were contacted one to three times, and 15 percent were contacted four or more times a month or quarter. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Project Follow Through; Project Head Start