Performance Improvement 2011-2012. Did Early Head Start Programs Address the Employment Needs Of Low-Income Parents And the Developmental Needs Of Their Children?


The study tested a program model that addressed both the employment and educational needs of parents who are at risk of unemployment and who are dealing with the developmental needs of their young children.


The model increased the program's focus on parental employment and educational needs, but the implementation of the enhancements was weak. The program increased families' receipt of child-focused developmental services, but the control group also reported receiving high levels of such assistance. The short-term impacts of the program 18 months after families entered the study were mixed.

Report Title: A Two-Generational Child-Focused Program Enhanced With Employment Services
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Girley Wright, 202-401-5070
Performer: MDRC
Record ID: 9669 (Report completed April 15, 2011)

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