ERIC Number: ED121441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-30
The Design and Implementation of a Formative Evaluation Study for the Child and Family Resource Program. Final Report.
Development Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
This report describes the nation-wide evaluation of the Child and Family Resource Program (CFRP), a Head Start-affiliated program designed to elicit community and family involvement in fostering optimum development of preschool children and their families. Evaluations of the planning, initiation, and implementation phases of the program at each of its 11 demonstration sites were conducted through field interviews. These evaluations focused on goals, objectives and program activities (i.e., recruitment and training of staff, recruitment of families, development of a needs assessment plan for families, and the development of community agency linkages). Case studies documenting in detail the 11 individual CFRP programs are presented in separate reports. Features of each site are summarized in table form in this report, and strengths and weaknesses are identified. Other tables summarize the following data from all sites: (1) demographic characteristics and resource needs of each CFRP family, (2) background and duties of all CFRP staff members, and (3) details of CRFP quarterly expenditures. Recommendations for improving future demonstration programs of this type are included. (BRT)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Day Care, Demography, Family Programs, Federal Programs, Field Interviews, Information Systems, Job Training, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Proposals, Public Agencies, Services, Social Services, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.