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Spielberger, Julie; Rich, Lauren; Winje, Carolyn; Scannell, Molly; Gouvea, Marcia – Chapin Hall Center for Children, 2011
This is the fifth and final report of a longitudinal study examining the use of a comprehensive system of prevention and early intervention services in Palm Beach County, and how its use relates to the outcomes of children and families living in four targeted geographic areas (TGAs) with high rates of poverty, teen pregnancy, crime, and child…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Poverty, Mothers, Prevention
Spielberger, Julie; Baker, Stephen; Winje, Carolyn; Mayers, Leifa – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2009
Chapin Hall has been conducting an implementation and evaluability study of the ECCI (Early Childhood Cluster Initiative) project since the midway point of its first year. As described in the authors' first report (Spielberger & Goyette, 2006), the initiative made considerable progress in its initial year, particularly in implementing the…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Counties
Spielberger, Julie; Goyette, Paul – Chapin Hall Center for Children, 2006
This publication reports findings from the first year of an implementation study of the Early Childhood Cluster Initiative (ECCI). ECCI is a prekindergarten program in ten elementary schools and a community child care center in Palm Beach County, based on the design of the High/Scope Perry Preschool model. The initiative is characterized by low…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Parent Participation, Preschool Children, Parent School Relationship
Spielberger, Julie; Goyette, Paul – Chapin Hall Center for Children, 2006
This report summarizes findings from the first year of an implementation study of the Early Childhood Cluster Initiative (ECCI). ECCI is a prekindergarten program in ten elementary schools and a community child care center in Palm Beach County, based on the design of the High/Scope Perry Preschool model. The initiative is characterized by low…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Parent Participation, Preschool Children, Parent School Relationship
Spielberger, Julie; Lockaby, Tracey – Chapin Hall Center for Children, 2008
This report covers the third year of Chapin Hall's process evaluation of the Prime Time Initiative of Palm Beach County, Florida, a system-building effort to strengthen the quality of after-school programs in the county. During the past two decades, the after-school field has expanded enormously, partly in response to increasing concern about…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, After School Programs, Professional Personnel, Disadvantaged Youth
Rich, Lauren; Spielberger, Julie; D'Angelo, Angela Valdovinos – Migration Policy Institute, 2012
This report compares the circumstances and characteristics of Black immigrant mothers in Palm Beach County, Florida, to those of Latina immigrant and Black native-born mothers, focusing on those living in distressed areas. The study also compares the early developmental outcomes of their children. When controlling for parental and child…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Academic Aspiration, Immigrants, Literacy
Spielberger, Julie; Lockaby, Tracey – Chapin Hall Center for Children, 2006
This report covers the second year of a 3-year process evaluation of the Prime Time Initiative of Palm Beach County, Florida, a system-building effort to strengthen the availability and quality of after-school programs in the county. During the past two decades, the after-school field has expanded enormously. This growth has occurred partly in…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Evaluation, Pilot Projects, Program Improvement