ERIC Number: ED432367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Early Head Start Program (Waves I & II) in Region V: 1999 Joint Needs Assessment Report.
Kadota, Riyo; Bennett, Tess; Thomas, Dawn
In order to investigate what types of training and technical assistance (TA) are needed by Early Head Start programs in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin (EHS Waves I & II), particularly with regard to children with special needs, the Great Lakes Quality Improvement Center for Disabilities (GLQIC-D) and the Region V Quality Network (Q-Net) conducted a needs assessment of the programs. A letter was sent in November 1998 to the directors of the programs asking them to complete a survey with input from other staff members. In addition to demographic data on the programs and children with disabilities, major findings regarding program needs for training and TA include: (1) programs listed teenage parents as their most important need with regard to training and TA; (2) many programs agreed that prenatal issues, families with substance abuse, teenage parents, and welfare reform were issues with regard to training and TA needs; and (3) many programs want assistance with the Head Start Family Information System (HSFIS). (Includes a copy of the survey and numerous figures and tables of findings.) (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Great Lakes Quality Improvement Center for Disabilities.