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ERIC Number: ED350094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
ECEAP 1991 Longitudinal Study and Annual Report.
Washington State Office of Community Development, Olympia.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Child, Family, and Community Program.
Washington State's Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) provides a comprehensive, family-focused preschool program designed to help low-income children succeed in the public school system and help families support and participate in their children's success. Findings from an ongoing longitudinal study of the ECEAP program indicate that the cognitive and motor skills of children involved in ECEAP have improved significantly, in many cases surpassing the national norms for their age group. In addition, parental expectations and involvement are found to be positively related to children's improvements in measurements of cognitive and physical development. This report documents the first 3 years of an 8-year study of ECEAP. The first section of the report presents an overview of the ECEAP Program and discusses the ECEAP philosophy, program components, state leadership and local implementation, the characteristics of ECEAP children and families, program attrition, highlights of the 1990-91 program year, and anticipated challenges. The next section explains the study design and assesses program outcomes in the areas of child cognitive and physical development, child social and emotional well-being, child health and nutrition, and family well-being and empowerment. Finally, plans for the coming year are outlined. (AC)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, At Risk Persons, Child Health, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Intervention, Language Acquisition, Longitudinal Studies, Low Income Groups, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Parenting Skills, Preschool Education, Prevention, Program Evaluation, School Readiness, Social Services, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Office of Community Development, Olympia.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Child, Family, and Community Program.