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Baker, Stephen; Johnson, Lauren; Turski, Konrad; Lockaby, Tracey; Daley, Kathleen; Klumpner, Susan – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2012
Effective professional development is accepted as necessary for the improvement of afterschool program quality, which is itself a cornerstone for improving youth outcomes. But professional development is most effective when both individual participants are engaged and building relevant knowledge and skills, and the organizations to which they…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Pilot Projects, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness
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