ERIC Number: ED369503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Health Promotion Project (October 1989 - June 1993). Final Report.
Aronson, Susan S.
The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics developed a statewide project, the Early Childhood Education Linkage System (ECELS), to provide health professional consultation, training, and technical assistance to improve the quality of early childhood education programs in Pennsylvania. The early childhood programs targeted by ECELS included over 250,000 children in Head Start programs, child care centers, family day care homes, group homes, and nursery schools. All had access to a free audiovisual library, a telephone hot line for technical assistance, linkage to local health professionals who volunteered to be listed on the project's computer registry, a quarterly newsletter on health and safety, and help in obtaining health and safety training for staff. A sample of child care programs was involved in testing the value of self-assessment to target technical assistance and the impact of linkage with nurse-consultants on improved quality of care. This report outlines the purpose of the project and its goals and objectives. A discussion of the methodology, evaluation, and results and outcomes of the sample study is presented, as well as a discussion of project publications and documents, dissemination and utilization of results, and future plans. Appendices include the study instruments, statistical data, and copies of ECELS publications. (TJQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Academy of Pediatrics. Pennsylvania Chapter.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania