ERIC Number: ED338773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Even Start/Project Family Program: First Annual Review. Report No. 91-3.
Ramey, Madelaine; Johnson, Ernest
This report presents the first annual review of the Even Start/Project Family Program in Seattle (Washington). The program serves qualifying parents and children of families with one or more children ages 1 to 7 years, who live in an elementary school attendance area designated for participation in basic Chapter 1 programs with referrals coming from various community agencies. In its first year, the program served 82 adults and 198 children. The program does the following: (1) identifies and recruits families; (2) screens/prepares parents and children for participation: (3) designs programs and provides support services; (4) promotes adult literacy, provides parent training, and prepares children for success in school; (5) provides staff with special training to work with parents/young children in a full range of instructional services; (6) monitors integrated instructional services; and (7) coordinates programs assisted under Even Start. The staff consists of a program coordinator and two assistant coordinators, and adjunct faculty contracted from Seattle Central Community College (adult literacy, basis skills mastery, and parent education class instruction). Major events in the first year are listed, and recommendations for future evaluation are made. Two appendices contain an intake survey form and a list of the collaborative advisory council members. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Literacy, At Risk Persons, Compensatory Education, Early Childhood Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Family Literacy, Family Problems, Family Programs, Family School Relationship, Minority Groups, Parent Education, Program Evaluation, School Readiness, Social Services, Urban Schools, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Even Start; Seattle Public Schools WA