ERIC Number: ED172928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Get Set Day Care: Summary Report, 1977-1978. Report No. 7943.
Prusso, Kenneth W.
This report summarizes results of an evaluation of the Get Set Day Care Program in the Philadelphia public schools. The program, which provides child care services to low income families, has three purposes: (1) to enable parents or other caretakers of children to work, to receive employment-related training or education, or to receive social or health services; (2) to provide children, including the developmentally handicapped, with individualized care which contributes to their development and self sufficiency; and (3) to prevent or remedy neglect, abuse or exploitation of children and adults unable to protect their own interests, or to preserve, rehabilitate or reunite families. In 1977-78 the program operated in 76 sites and served 4,200 children, primarily between the ages of 3 and 5. The aspects of the program examined and the measures employed were (1) child development (classroom observation, a developmental status checklist and the school achievement record of past participants), (2) social services (the number of social workers' contacts with staff and parents), (3) psychological services (members of referrals and services for developmental delay; speech, language and hearing difficulties; mental retardation; abuse and neglect; and medical or physical problems), (4) health services (screenings, treatment, health education and meals), (5) staff development (supervisors', teachers', assistants' and aides' perceptions of quantity and utility of on-site demonstrations and assistance) and (6) parent involvement (attendance at meetings and participation as volunteers). (Author/BH)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Child Development, Day Care, Developmental Programs, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Family (Sociological Unit), Health Services, Low Income, Parent Participation, Parents, Preschool Children, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Psychological Services, Public Schools, Social Services, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)