ERIC Number: ED224570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of a Social Program: Executive Summary of CFRP's Infant-Toddler Component. Child & Family Resource Program Evaluation.
Nauta, Marrit J.; And Others
In 1973, the Head Start Division of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) initiated a Child and Family Resource Program (CFRP) demonstration. As part of Head Start, CFRP had as its primary goal enhancing children's development. The demonstration was designed to develop models for service delivery that could be adapted by different communities to serve different populations. CFRP operated in 11 sites, with each program receiving approximately 178,000 to 199,000 dollars per year to serve from 80 to 100 low-income families. In October of 1977, a longitudinal evaluation was initiated by ACYF in five sites. The evaluation employed an experimental design supplemented by descriptive and qualitative methods and focused primarily on CFRP's Infant-Toddler Component, the portion of the program serving children from birth or the prenatal period until 3 years of age. This report summarizes the operation and effects of the Infant-Toddler Component. Chapter 1 provides a close-up portrait of CFRP in operation, while chapter 2 deals with the effects and effectiveness of CFRP. The third and final chapter draws implications for policy and program management. The design of the CFRP evaluation, study components, measures, and statistical methods employed are described in an appendix. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Project Head Start.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.