ERIC Number: ED170058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar-19
Reference Count: N/A
Design Report Draft Evaluation of the Child and Family Resource Program. Volume I.
Hewett, Kathryn; And Others
This volume briefly describes the Child and Family Resource Program (CFRP) and presents the evaluation study design for CFRP. The program, funded at 11 sites across the country as a Head Start Demonstration program, is intended to develop models for providing services to low-income families with children from birth to eight years. The 6-year longitudinal evaluation will include data from all 11 sites, but at six sites the evaluation will focus on families with a child under the age of one who entered the program in 1978, and a comparison group of families not in the program at each of these sites. The research questions, analytic methods and major variables to be investigated are discussed. Three elements of the evaluation are explicated in relation to the three sub-studies: The Descriptive Program Study of all 11 CFRP sites, the In-Depth Study of families and staff in CFRP, and the Impact Study of the program families and comparison groups at six sites. Three appendices discuss reliability, statistical power and measuring change, and a fourth presents the CFRP Guidelines. (Author/BH)
Descriptors: Children, Community Resources, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Family Financial Resources, Family Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Infants, Intervention, Longitudinal Studies, Low Income Groups, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Social Services
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.