ERIC Number: ED085877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct-20
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Parent Child Center Program Management Information System. User's Manual.
Warner, Donna D.; And Others
This manual describes procedures for collecting, recording, and reporting in a uniform, timely manner critical information necessary to the making of key management decisions for parent child centers as well as for the parent child center program. The first section describes recommended data collection and recordkeeping procedures for such centers. When adhered to, these procedures establish a uniform data base for all parent child centers that will support both a management information system and special studies of program impact. These records link directly into the reports and reporting procedures discussed in the second section. The second section describes procedures for submitting required quarterly reports to the U.S. Office of Guild Development. When these reports are processed and displayed, they provide management reports on local program characteristics, services to participants, and operating costs. Both sections are organized according to the forms they describe, and each recordkeeping form is accompanied by a short explanation of the purpose of the form; suggested procedures for completing the form; data collection procedures for the information to be shown on the form; recommendations for filing the records; standard definitions for the items that appear on the form; and a sample of a completed form. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Data Collection, Data Processing, Decision Making, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Utilization, Management Information Systems, Management Systems, Parent Child Relationship, Recordkeeping, Systems Approach, Tables (Data)
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Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.