ERIC Number: ED251233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
The CARE (Children, Agencies, Resources, Etc.) Linkages Project. Final Evaluation Report.
Stafford, Beth G.; And Others
This evaluation report, one of four volumes dealing with the CARE (Children's Agencies, Resources, Etc.) Linkages Project in Tennessee, describes the development, implementation, and results of the interagency committee model used in the project. The project's goal was to foster collaboration leading to more effective linkages between publicly funded child care and development programs and other service providers. The model for promoting collaboration involved a state level Core CARE Committee and eight county-level CARE Committees. The Core CARE Committee promoted coordination among statewide agencies, while the local CARE Committees focused on developing linkages among local agencies and individuals. These local committees met monthly for 9 months. The impact of the CARE project was measured by administering a pretest and posttest telephone survey to over 100 preschool program directors and by documenting the actual events that occurred in counties as a result of project activities. Results indicated that the interagency committee is an effective model for bringing about collaboration. Survey responses did not show substantial differences between the eight intervention counties and eight comparison counties in attitudes toward coordination. However, documentation of local CARE Committee activities indicated that the committees went through a process that resulted in a high degree of collaboration to address local preschool needs. Addenda consist of a bibliography and survey instruments. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Children's Services Commission, Nashville.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee