ERIC Number: ED423990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
[Early Childhood Family Education Program: Quality Indicators, Participant Questionnaire, Evaluation Forms and Resources.]
Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.
The Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program is a statewide parent education and support program for all families in Minnesota with children between birth and kindergarten. This document describes the program evaluation procedures and contains forms related to the evaluation. The program evaluation uses a multi-level approach incorporating needs assessment, monitoring and accountability, quality review and program clarification, and outcome evaluation. Included in the document is the "Early Childhood Family Education Program Quality Indicators," an instrument to assist ECFE programs in program planning and self-evaluation, listing quality indicators in the following program component areas: (1) community assessment, outreach, and input; (2) parent education; (3) early childhood education and parent-child interaction; and (4) program operations. The ECFE program's guiding principles, mission statement, and goals are delineated. Also included in the document are the Early Childhood Family Education Program Participant Questionnaire, a list of the evaluation forms for program evaluation data collection, a description of the needs assessment process, and the Early Childhood Family Education Annual Report form. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Early Childhood Family Education; Family Resource and Support Programs; Family Support; Indicators; Minnesota
Note: Last page of document, reprinted from "Family Resource Coalition of America Report" v16 n4 p26 Win 1998, has been filmed from best copy available.