ERIC Number: ED213764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Parent Child Development Center: Final Evaluation Report.
Bridgeman, Brent; and Others
Parent Child Development Center (PCDC) programs are designed for mothers and young children with goals similar to those of earlier compensatory education programs: to enhance the development of young children and to try to offset educational and occupational problems associated with poverty. The basic strategy is preventative: helping parents become more effective child-rearing agents in reaching the goals for children. This report incorporates the original Phase I data with the data collected from 1976 to 1980 to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the entire project. The two major issues addressed in the report are the short-term and long-term impacts of the PCDC program. The organization of the report is as follows: Chapter 2 describes the history of the PCDC project, Chapter 3 provides a description of the general PCDC concept as well as the unique features of the models in the three sites, Chapter 4 presents the evaluation design, Chapters 5 and 6 present the short-term and long-term impact results. Chapter 7 describes the results of the replication attempt in Detroit, and Chapter 8 presents the final conclusions and policy implications. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Alabama (Birmingham); Louisiana (New Orleans); Michigan (Detroit); Parent Child Development Centers; Texas (Houston)