ERIC Number: ED373873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May-6
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Child Development Program--A National Family Support Demonstration. Interim Report to Congress.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
The Comprehensive Child Development Program (CCDP), enacted by Congress in 1988, provides intensive, comprehensive, integrated, and continuous support to preschool children from low-income families to enhance their intellectual, social, and physical development. It also provides needed services to parents and household family members to enhance their social and economic self-sufficiency. This interim report, covering the period from September 1989 through March 1993, reports on the progress of 34 program demonstration grantees serving 3,300 families. In Part 1, Chapter 1 describes the history, start-up activities, components, policy questions, feasibility analysis, process evaluation, and impact evaluation of the CCDP program. Chapter 2 describes the CCDP families projects included in the report. Chapters in Part 2 of the report analyze the feasibility (development and structure) and process evaluation (issues of individual and family goal attainment) of CCDP. Chapter 3 gives the conceptual framework and evaluation methods. Chapters 4 through 8 provide evaluation results, covering project life cycles, attrition, family satisfaction, use, goal attainment, community effects, and cost contain a sample case management goal and action plan, CCDP management information system codes children, parents, and families. Chapter 9 presents the conceptual framework and study methods. Results of parent and family outcomes are given in Chapter 10, and results of child outcome are given in Chapter 11. Chapter 12 summarizes the philosophy of CCDP and contains summaries of the feasibility analyses and evaluations. Overall, the report concludes that the CCDP projects--although not easy to implement--are viable and are helping families take positive steps to achieve their goals. Most chapters in the report include references. Three appendices contain a sample case management goal and action plan, CCDP management information system codes for recording different types of services, and a description of the impact evaluation sample. A separately-published 15-page "Executive Summary" has been appended. (TM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.