ERIC Number: ED134315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-22
Reference Count: 0
National Home Start Evaluation Interim Report VII. Twenty-Month Program Analysis and Findings.
Love, John M.; And Others
This interim evaluation report focuses on process (formative) and outcome (summative) data collected in spring 1975 on the National Home Start Program. Home Start, a federally-funded 3-year (1972-1975) home-based demonstration program for low-income families with 3- to 5-year-old children was designed to enhance a mother's skills in dealing with her own children and to provide comprehensive social-emotional, health and nutritional services. Chapter II presents information on the characteristics of the national program and the individual Home Start projects and describes program costs and services delivered. Chapter III analyzes several issues related to program operations--program duration, support extended after family graduation, national office support, home visitor supervision, nutrition services and projects' future plans. Chapter IV presents data bearing on several questions relating to the home visit process, program costs and program effects. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Development, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Health Services, Home Programs, Home Visits, Intervention, Low Income Groups, Measurement Instruments, Mothers, Nutrition, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Program Evaluation, Rating Scales, Readiness, Social Development, Social Services, Summative Evaluation, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.; Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Note: For other reports in this study, see ED 069 439-441, ED 077 583, ED 085 398, ED 091 074, ED 091 081, ED 092 225-229, ED 107 379-380 and PS 009 039-047