ERIC Number: ED378281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
DAY ONE Research. Final Report.
DAY ONE is an education program offered to parents of newborn children to help them become the child's first educator. The DAY ONE Research Project was a collaborative effort of the West Virginia Task Force on Children, Youth, and Families and the Charleston (West Virginia) Area Medical Center Women and Children's Hospital to measure the educational impact of the DAY ONE program on new mothers of low income status in southern West Virginia. The program combines video and trained volunteers to develop parent knowledge about infant behavior and cognitive development. Information from 30 participants who had seen the videos and 30 who had seen the videos and interacted with the volunteer was compared with questionnaire responses from 30 mothers with no DAY ONE experience. Ninety-four percent of responding mothers found the video easy to understand and 70 percent indicated that they had not known the information presented. Mothers with access to the full program had scores on a knowledge test that were 23% higher than mothers with limited access and 29% higher on the newborn knowledge section of the questionnaire than scores of mothers with no access to the DAY ONE Program. Eight tables present study findings, and appendixes present 14 tables of analyses of variance. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Task Force on Children, Youth and Families, Charleston.; Charleston Area Medical Center, WV. Women and Children's Hospital.