ERIC Number: ED496389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan-12
The Enhanced Home Visiting Pilot Project: How Early Head Start Programs Are Reaching out to Kith and Kin Caregivers--Final Interim Report
Paulsell, Diane; Mekos, Debra; Del Grosso, Patricia; Banghart, Patti; Nogales, Renee
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
In summer 2004, the Head Start Bureau funded 24 Early Head Start programs to implement the Enhanced Home Visiting Pilot Project, an initiative designed to support the quality of care that kith and kin caregivers provide to infants and toddlers enrolled in home-based Early Head Start programs. At the same time, an evaluation of these pilot programs was initiated. This interim report describes the early implementation experiences of the pilot projects. It is based primarily on site visits to participating programs after approximately one year of pilot operation, as well as information collected by programs on the characteristics of children, families, and caregivers enrolled in the pilot. It describes programs' initial designs for their pilot projects, as well as pilot staffing and the community partners that programs selected. It also examines key characteristics of children, families, and caregivers enrolled in the pilot; describes programs' methods for recruiting pilot participants and the services the pilot sites provide; and examines the early implementation successes and challenges programs experienced. The following are appended: (1) Site Profiles; and (2) Site Visit Protocols. (Contains 7 tables.)
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Early Childhood Education, Quality Control, Child Care, Home Visits, Child Caregivers, Friendship, Family (Sociological Unit), Social Support Groups, Program Evaluation, Family Characteristics, Workshops, Infants, Toddlers, Models, Program Design, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ.