ERIC Number: ED480528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Head Start/ECAP Outcomes Report: State of Delaware, Fiscal Year 2001-2002.
Cornwell, Janet R.; Kersteter, Patsy G.
This report presents information about the involvement of federally funded Head Start Programs for 3- and 4-year-olds and state-funded Early Childhood Assistance Programs (ECAP) for 4-year-olds in the Head Start/ECAP Outcomes Project in the state of Delaware. Information about child developmental skills and family goals was collected at the beginning and end of the 2001-2002 program year. A total of 596 children and their families were selected randomly for tracking for the Outcomes Project; data from 490 children representing 12 programs are included in the child outcomes section of the report. Following an introductory section describing how families and children were selected for the project, Section 2 of the report presents findings related to child outcomes. Section 3 focuses on family and community outcomes. Findings of the Outcomes Project indicate that children served by these programs were progressing in social and emotional development, cognitive and communication skills, physical health, and in overall skill attainment. Families being served by Head Start and ECAP programs completed a majority of the goals identified in their Family Partnership Agreements. Over 42 percent of goals were accomplished with the help of community resources, suggesting that Head Start and ECAP are creating effective partnerships with community agencies to better serve these families. Goals of transition planning and education were identified by the highest number of families. The report's three appendices include the family and community outcomes form, a sample child development outcomes form, and a list of assessment instruments. (KB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Development, Family Involvement, Family Needs, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Tables (Data)
Delaware Department of Education, P.O. Box 1402, Townsend Building, Dover, DE 19903-1402. Tel: 302-739-4667; Fax: 302-739-2388; Web site: http://www.doe.state.de.us.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware