ERIC Number: ED465431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Momentum. Ounce of Prevention Fund Annual Report, 2001.
Ounce of Prevention Fund.
Since its inception as a public-private partnership in 1982, the Ounce of Prevention Fund (OPF) has cultivated promising ideas in early childhood development, has used private funding to test the ideas in real life settings, and has leveraged public funding to support and expand innovative programs that advance the health and well-being of children and families. This annual report examines the OPF's integrated approach to serving children and families, and highlights the progress during 2001 of ideas at work in: (1) programs (including the Educare Center in Chicago, the Doula Perinatal Component, and the Early Diagnostic Assessment Clinic); (2) advocacy (including the Birth to Three Project and work with the Governor's Task Force on Universal Access to Preschool); (3) research and dissemination (including examination of the impact of the Doula Project, development of the Ounce Scale for obtaining functional information about infant and toddler development, and assembling briefs detailing birth to three best practice); and (4) training (including training to enhance skills and relationships through reflective supervision, Educare replication training, and building the strength of early childhood organizations through a national peer consultation network). The report continues with a statement of operating revenues and expenses and a list of donors to the organization. The report concludes with an announcement of the launch of the Campaign for Early Childhood Innovations, an initiative to create and pursue more cutting edge programs and projects to maximize the healthy social, intellectual, and physical development of children, and with a list of OPF sites and delegate agencies. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Annual Reports, Child Health, Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Young Children
Ounce of Prevention Fund, 122 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2050, Chicago, IL 60603-6107. Tel: 312-922-3863; Fax: 312-922-3337. For full text: http://www.ounceofprevention.org/publications/pdf/annual-rep ort.pdf. Some pictures may not reproduce adequately.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ounce of Prevention Fund.