ERIC Number: ED416979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Starting Points: Challenging the "Quiet Crisis". A Description of the Starting Points Sites.
Knitzer, Jane; Collins, Ann; Oshinsky, Carole; Stout, Laura; Weiss, Heather; Schilder, Diane; Riel, Elizabeth; Smith, Jennifer C.; Groak, Chris; Howell, Julia; Mitchell, Cheryl; Sherman, Annie; Winslow, Becky
In 1994, the Carnegie Corporation released "Starting Points: Meeting the Needs of Our Youngest Children," which called for an action agenda to promote responsible parenthood, guarantee quality child care choices, ensure good health and protection, and mobilize communities to support young children and families. In 1996, the Carnegie Corporation created a Starting Points grants program to encourage states and communities to address the challenges posed by its earlier report. Based on a national competition, 14 grants were awarded. This report summarizes the strategies and activities undertaken by each Starting Points site, as well as the overall themes and lessons for policymakers, advocates, and others concerned with the well-being of very young children and their families. Following a layout of the report's methodology and framework for site descriptions, the following sites are listed in the report: Baltimore, Boston, Colorado, Florida, Georgia/Atlanta, Hawaii, Minnesota/Minneapolis, North Carolina, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Rhode Island, San Francisco, Vermont, and West Virginia. The report concludes with lessons and conclusions drawn from the various locations. Appendices present Starting Points strategic partners, sites at a glance, statewide indicators of risk, and summary of strategic approaches by site. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Children in Poverty, New York, NY.; Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.