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ERIC Number: EJ847193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Replication in Practice: Lessons from Five Lead Agencies
McGonigel, Mary
Zero to Three (J), v25 n5 p9-16 May 2005
This article describes the replication efforts of five programs funded by the Pritzker Early Childhood Foundation and determines what methods are key to replication success. Before replication can take place, the lead agency must have substantial evidence of its effectiveness and know its core elements. It must also think carefully about how its model can be applied in another location, and it should select a replication site with a complementary philosophy. Prospective sites must be evaluated; for instance, the parent organization should determine the commitment and capacity of the site's leadership as well as the potential of the site staff for growth and change. Finally, the lead agency needs a supportive board of directors and a detailed business and replication plan before undertaking the project. During the replication process, the lead agency must provide quality materials, resources and ongoing training to the site. Replication sites should be monitored closely to ensure that the core elements of the parent organization are sustained over time and continue to provide quality services to young children and their families. Accreditation, certification, and credentialing are means by which to monitor and evaluate replication sites. The author notes that the model can be improved over time in response to new research or new social, economic, or political circumstances.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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