ERIC Number: ED383464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Family Life Early Education Project (Model Parent Training Program). Evaluation Report Fiscal 1994.
Craig, Marjorie; Borger, Jeanne
The Family Life Early Education Project (FLEEP) operated from September 1993 through August 1994 in Chicago public schools. The project sought to assist parents in acquiring skills that foster their young children's cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development, thus increasing children's readiness for school. To accomplish these goals, the program: (1) advised parents about the educational, health, and human service resources available to them; (2) provided opportunities for them to interact with their children through field trips, small-group discussions, workshops, and child-parent interaction projects that encouraged the children's growth; and (3) worked to quickly detect any potential problems that might adversely affect children and their families. In evaluating the project, observers monitored program activities, surveyed 351 participating parents, interviewed the service providers, and reviewed program attendance and activity records. The results indicated that the program successfully met its goals. Not only did parents and prospective parents see themselves as better equipped to nurture and encourage their young children, they directly attributed these changes to attending FLEEP workshops, classes, and discussion groups. (AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL. Dept. of Research, Evaluation, and Planning.