ERIC Number: ED088598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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The Impact of the Head Start Parent-Child Center Program on Parents.
Holmes, Monica; And Others
This document is the final report of the study of impact on parents of the Parent Child Centers (PCC) which are administered through Head Start, Office of Child Development (OCD). Designed for families whose incomes fall below the federally established poverty levels, the Parent-Child Center program focuses upon meeting the needs of children from the time of conception to age three, and the needs of their parents. The demonstration program explores the feasibility and outcome of having parents involved in a program with their children. This evaluative study of impact on parents centers around the program's primary objectives: to have (1) impact on parenting skills and attitudes, (2) impact on the parents' sense of self esteem and feelings of control over their environment and personal destiny, (3) impact on the parents' knowledge and use of community resources, and (4) impact on the parents' use of health facilities and on their nutrition practices. Based on the findings presented it cannot be said that the PCC program as implemented had a profound effect on the majority of parents served. However, individual parents made some gains as a result of the program. (CS)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Family Programs, Federal Programs, Health Services, Infants, Parent Attitudes, Parent Education, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Children, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Self Concept, Social Services
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Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Community Research, New York, NY.