ERIC Number: ED252276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
School Age Program: Unique Approaches to Using Community Resources; and Technical Summary: Evaluation of the Child Care Program, 1982-1983. Report No. 8433.
Connolly, Frances T.; Figgures, Cleo
A brief description of programs providing school-age care in the Philadelphia School District is provided (the text of a 1984 School Age Child Care Conference presentation). Appended to the speech text is a technical summary of the 1982-83 program evaluation of one such program: the Child Care Program. Descriptive material provided in the technical summary emphasizes child care centers and focuses on background, history, funding, program, schedule, resources, and research related to school-age care. Evaluation material consists of 12 tables and accompanying summary statements concerning the educational, parent involvement, social services, and staff development components of the program. Generally, programs emphasized language/vocabulary skills. Children were found to be developing adequately. Program graduates in kindergarten through fifth grade exceeded national norm expectations by a large margin in both reading and mathematics. Additionally, 4,764 volunteer hours were recorded; 22,000 social service contacts were made; and at least three-fourths of responding teachers, assistant teachers, and aides reported having 7 years or more teaching experience at the preschool through fourth-grade levels. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.