ERIC Number: ED190247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Final Report of the Demonstration and Evaluation for the City/University EPSDT Day Care Project.
Hierta, Ebba L., Ed.
This report describes (1) the development of a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to early health assessment and follow-through for 750 children in day care centers and family day care homes, and (2) training and consultation provisions for day care staffs to aid children and their families. Objectives of the three year project were to provide medical screening, developmental assessment, mental health screening, and staff training and consultation; to implement follow-up procedures; to promote record-keeping; to facilitate parent contact and involvement; and to demonstrate the use of a multi-disciplinary team serving day care centers. After a project overview, Part II of the report describes the interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach employed, discusses health assessment and follow-through procedures, consultation and training activities, the extention of the program into family day care homes, and service coordination efforts and their impact. Part III of the report details the evaluation component of the report, while Part IV provides a summary of findings. Generally, findings indicated that the use of interdisciplinary project teams provides a means of enhancing preventive health care for young children. It is also argued that day care centers could provide primary health support for families and augment the secondary support role of agencies by promoting coordination of local resources for families using day care. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Community Coordination, Consultation Programs, Day Care Centers, Demonstration Programs, Diagnostic Tests, Family Day Care, Health Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Medical Services, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Screening Tests, Special Health Problems, Teacher Education, Training
University of Michigan, Attn: Eric Warden, 1111 School of Education Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($17.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.