ERIC Number: ED356878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
ECEAP Longitudinal Study. A Summary Report Findings. Tracking Success of ECEAP. Children and Families 1990.
Washington State Office of Community Development, Olympia.
The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) of the state of Washington is a family-focused program designed to help 4-year-old children from low-income families succeed in the public education system. The ECEAP is comprised of four interactive components that relate to education, parent involvement, health and nutrition, and family support services. This document summarizes the findings of the second year of a longitudinal study that is tracking the success of children and families served by ECEAP. The second year report presents data from the 1988-89 and 1989-90 school years. Study findings that relate to seven program goals are reported. Children made significant gains related to the goals of establishing expectations of success, enhancing cognitive skills, encouraging self-confidence, and improving health and physical abilities. Gains related to the goals of increasing children's and families' abilities to relate, and of enhancing the sense of self-worth were not significant. Some gains related to families' access to money and resources were reported. Graphs that illustrate the population served by ECEAP, and a preview of the reports for the third and fourth years of the study are appended. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Office of Community Development, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington