ERIC Number: ED307964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Study of the Home-Based Option in Head Start. Volume I: Technical Report. Volume II: Case Studies. Final Report.
Meleen, Paulette J.; And Others
This review, which is the first review of Head Start home-based programs in more than a decade, employed a telephone survey of all grantees who operated home-based options. Also used were case studies of eight selected programs. Each program participated in an in-depth analysis of program operations and impacts on parents and children. Volume I of the review includes an executive summary and chapters which provide: (1) an introduction and background to the study; (2) findings from the telephone survey and in-depth study; and (3) findings from observations of home visits and group socialization activities conducted at the selected sites. Appendix A describes the study's methodology. Volume II reports on case studies and a cross-case analysis. Sites for the in-depth study were selected to represent key features of Head Start programs that operated a home-based option. Half of the sites were home-based only; half operated home- and center-based options. Introductory sections of Volume II describe themes that emerged from the programs. Presentations of the case studies begin with home-based only sites (Vermont, Virginia, North Carolina, and Michigan) and conclude with mixed sites (Kentucky, Georgia, Missouri, and Maryland). (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Hampton, NH.