ERIC Number: ED433092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Sure Start: A Guide for Trailblazers.
Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Based on the evidence that early intervention and support can reduce family breakdown, strengthen children's school readiness, and benefit society in the long term, the Sure Start program in England is designed to offer support enabling parents to strengthen their relationship with their children and to access more fully local community services. This document describes the Sure Start program and details the application and implementation procedures for local programs. Section 1 of the document outlines steps for becoming a trailblazer Sure Start program, one that tests new ways of working in a range of settings. Section 2 delineates the key principles for Sure Start programs and describes the core services to be provided, outreach and home visiting, family support, support for good-quality play, learning, and child care experiences; primary and community health care and advice; and support for people with special needs. Section 3 describes how local programs will be funded. Section 4 describes program implementation, including links with other initiatives, management arrangements, training, delivery plans, local needs assessment, evaluation, and contingency planning. Section 5 details the monitoring and evaluation procedures. Section 6 describes the application procedure and provides a timetable. Four appendices delineate the criteria used to identify the first 60 districts invited to participate in the first trailblazer wave, identify possible members of partnerships, describe other linked initiatives, and list government contacts. (KB)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Community Programs, Disadvantaged, Early Intervention, Family Programs, Foreign Countries, Integrated Services, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)