ERIC Number: ED264041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-15
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Intergenerational Programs Jointly with the Aging and Child Care Networks in Pennsylvania. Final Report and Executive Summary.
Lyons, Charles W.; And Others
A project was implemented to help program staff from the aging and child care networks to plan and implement intergenerational programs. Specific objectives were to: (1) train approximately 15 staff members from the aging network and 15 staff members from the child care network in each of five different geographic regions of Pennsylvania to plan and implement collaborative intergenerational programs; (2) develop approximately 50 intergenerational programs involving older adults and young children throughout Pennsylvania; (3) demonstrate the effectiveness of cooperation among the staff from the networks; (4) contribute to older adults' feelings of well-being through their involvement as support persons to young children; and (5) contribute to young children's growth and learning through the development of caring relationships between them and older adults. Evaluation data were collected through a pre- and post-test administered to the network staff before and after the 2-day training workshops, a written survey completed toward the end of the project by the trained staff and reporting on their progress in implementing an intergenerational program, and questionnaires completed by the older adult participants and child care teachers of participating children. Outcomes indicate that the project was very successful in achieving each of its objectives. Factors contributing to the success of the program are identified, and recommendations for implementation are offered. Related materials are appended, including profiles of the new intergenerational programs. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Generations Together.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania