ERIC Number: ED510446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Reference Count: 9
Developing Home-Based Early Learning Systems in East Yakima and White Center. Better Beginnings
Hallgren, Kristin; Paulsell, Diane; Del Grosso, Patricia
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
In 2006, the Gates Foundation launched the Early Learning Initiative to improve the school readiness of Washington State's children through three main strategies: (1) development of high-quality, community-wide early learning initiatives in two communities; (2) enhancement of statewide systems that support early learning; and (3) support for implementation of promising practices. This brief summarizes the communities' progress in developing home-based early learning (HBEL) services based on an implementation study conducted by Mathematica Policy Research during the first year of service delivery. It provides an overview of the need for HBEL services in East Yakima and White Center, how the communities selected programs to implement, and how they prepared for service delivery. It then describes the implementation of two established home visiting models and the piloting of a newly developed model. The brief concludes by highlighting key lessons learned and by describing the next steps for continuing to develop the HBEL service delivery system. (Contains 1 table and 5 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, School Readiness, Pregnancy, Low Income Groups, Females, Models, Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Early Childhood Education, Partnerships in Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Washington