ERIC Number: ED164142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Get Set Day Care: 1976-1977 Summary Report. Report No. 7865.
Prusso, Kenneth W.
The results of an evaluation of the Philadelphia Get Set Day Care Program are reported for five program components: child development, social services, health services, staff development and parent involvement. Findings with regard to the child development component showed that: (1) the program provided a moderate level of emphasis in most areas of development, (2) adults tended to provide direct intervention and leadership in the classroom, and (3) children's prekindergarten experiences in Get Set enhanced their school achievement in reading and mathematics. Examination of the social service component revealed that Get Set social service workers were in contact with families slightly more often than social service workers in other programs. The health service evaluation showed that the health and psychological services in Get Set were consistent in scope with other programs which have mandated services. With regard to staff development, staff members reported feeling that: (1) the supervisory support and workshops enhanced their classroom effectiveness, (2) they were willing to receive further training without reimbursement, and (3) they desired more release time for staff development. Future staff development concerns focused on curriculum development, creative arts, and social behaviors. Parent volunteers reported attending meetings and workshops more than helping in the classrooms and indicated that they saw fundraising as one of their primary responsibilities. Supporting data are presented in the appendices which comprise more than half of the document. (JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)