ERIC Number: ED248961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Early Childhood Services Coordination Evaluation. Executive Summary.
Harvey Social Research, Ltd., Sherwood Park (Alberta).
In addition to making recommendations for more effective coordination of Early Childhood Services (ECS) in Alberta, Canada, this document assesses a 3-year pilot study in which five regional coordinating committees were granted funds to increase the coordination of services in their regions. Evaluation data were collected from the committees and agencies through interviews, questionnaires, observations, and document analyses at the beginning, midterm, and end of a 2-year evaluation period. Parents were contacted at the end of the evaluation period in June l983. The regional coordinating committees had been given very general guidelines and therefore varied widely in the number and background of their members, the frequency of their meetings, and the direction and form of their activities. While all committees used part of their funds to hire a regional coordinator, the role and responsibilities of each coordinator also varied. The committees additionally were evaluated in terms of their accomplishment of planning, communication, and action goals; their effectivenesss in organizing work and developing human resources; and their success in increasing the level of coordination activities in their regions. Fourteen specific conclusions about committee problems, recommendations for their improvement, and the rationales behind the recommendations conclude the summary. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Harvey Social Research, Ltd., Sherwood Park (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada