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ERIC Number: ED511608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Invest Early: Early Childhood Initiative. Year One Evaluation
Wilder Research
Wilder Research, in conjunction with the Invest Early leadership team and staff, is conducting a longitudinal and cost-benefit evaluation, documenting and assessing implementation of Invest Early and outcomes for the service system, families, and children. In the short term, Invest Early aims to improve children's school readiness by improving the system of early childhood screening, care, and education; by strengthening and empowering families, and by promoting healthy child development. At kindergarten entry, Invest Early children fare better than a low-income comparison group but are not as proficient as their higher-income classmates. Parents were asked to rate their experience and satisfaction with the Invest Early program and staff. Overall, parents responded positively. [This summary presents highlights of the "Invest Early, Early Childhood Initiative: Year one implementation and outcomes evaluation."]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wilder Research