ERIC Number: ED209397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Child Development Centers 1976 Evaluation Report. Report No. 77-4.
Cimler, Edward R.
This is a summary of the results of the third year (1975-76) of a projected eight year longitudinal study of the Child Development Centers Program (CDCP) in Seattle, Washington. The purpose is stated as the provision of social services to students aged four through twelve, and the program is currently in place in thirteen elementary schools. Described here are the population served, services provided, and student outcomes. Data show that students served by CDCP are characterized by high mobility from school to school and low academic achievement; a large proportion are males, minority students, students living with one parent, and/or students from low income families. Outcomes on terminated CDCP students reveal improvement in behavior and attendance, and increased academic achievement. Ratings are based on teachers and CDCP staff evaluation; the methodology for measuring improvement included the Behavioral Rating Form and the CDCP Referral and Follow-up Form, Staff Summary, Contact Sheet, and Termination Summary Form. Data from parent questionnaires indicate a high degree of satisfaction with CDCP. The report concludes that a need exists for the program and that it is satisfactorily meeting its objectives. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA. Dept. of Management Information Services.