ERIC Number: ED167261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Design and Implementation of a Formative Evaluation Study for the Child and Family Resource Program. Executive Summary. Final Report.
Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
This executive summary of the final report of the formative evaluation of the Child and Family Resource Program (CFRP) demonstration projects recommends that the Office of Child Development (OCD): (1) assign a full-time OCD project manager to the demonstration in the early stages of the project; (2) implement a systematic approach to assure that all information and administrative procedures required to make informed management decisions are available to the national OCD program planning/implementation staff; (3) implement grantee selection procedures that are responsive to the intent of the demonstration program; and (4) coordinate with and involve the regional offices early in the planning process. The CFRP is described. Principal tasks and objectives of the evaluation effort are indicated, and the methodology of the formative evaluation is overviewed. Results in the program areas of planning, startup and implementation phases are summarized. Some results of the study are indicated below. Extensive Head Start personnel influence on program planning and startup was found. Proposal preparation time was insufficient. Maintaining qualified staff was a chronic problem. In all CRFPs the key staff positions were the Home Visitors or Family Advocates who worked directly with the families. Whether key staff were professional or non-professional affected the services provided to clients. Family recruitment was a continual program task. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.