ERIC Number: ED248960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Early Childhood Services Coordination Evaluation. Final Report.
Harvey Social Research, Ltd., Sherwood Park (Alberta).
The 1978 evaluation of the Early Childhood Services program found that the coordination of services needed to be strengthened at all levels but particularly at the regional level. Alberta Education launched a pilot study in 1980 into the means of increasing coordination of services for young children and families in the province, by granting monies to five regional coordination committees. The methodological approach was a longitudinal in-depth case analysis using interviews, questionnaires, observations, and document analysis procedures. Data were collected at the beginning, mid-term, and end of the two-year evaluation period from committees and agencies. Parents were contacted at the conclusion of the study in June, 1983. The major factors addressed in all case studies were committee background; coordination of projects and activities; achievement of goals; committee effectiveness; and level of coordination assessment. A number of conclusions and recommendations emerged from this study that should contribute to success in developing coordination within the region, e.g., factors related to committee members, twinning of regional committees, role of the regional coordinator, ideas for coordination activities, low cost meeting sites, operating funds, and control of funds. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Harvey Social Research, Ltd., Sherwood Park (Alberta).
Identifiers: Alberta; Early Childhood Services (Alberta)
Note: For the executive summary, see PS 014 574.