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ERIC Number: EJ811496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1524-0754
Evaluating Sure Start, Head Start, and Early Head Start: Finding Their Signals Amidst Methodological Static
Allen, Benjamin L.
NHSA Dialog, v11 n2 p110-132 Apr 2008
Evaluations of three national early childhood programs--Sure Start in England and Head Start and Early Head Start in the United States--are examined to determine what their respective methodological strengths and weaknesses are and to detect impacts or signals common to all of these evaluations. These shared signals include improved family functioning and parenting practices and strong signs of parental and family empowerment. These parental and family signals remind practitioners and policymakers that the Sure Start, Head Start, and Early Head Start programs are beneficial not only for the children served but for the parents and families served as well. These findings have important implications for the content and scope of current and newly created publicly supported early childhood programs. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England); United States