21st Century Community Learning Centers state evaluation report: Implementation of the state evaluation/baseline data [Executive summary]
Van Egeren, Laurie A., July, 2003
East Lansing: Michigan State University, University Outreach and Engagement.
A summary of a study of the implementation of a two-part Michigan state evaluation of the 21st Community Learning Centers, a federally-funded out-of-school time program
Addressing behavioral outcomes in Connecticut's child care centers: An evaluation of the Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP) [Executive summary]
Fink, Dale Borman, December, 2003
Farmington, CT: University of Connecticut, A. J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
A summary of findings from an evaluation of the first year of the Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP), a system of early childhood mental health consultation in Connecticut, with a focus on services provided to children and the training and development of early childhood professionals
Advancing child abuse and neglect protective factors: The role of early care and education infrastructure [Executive summary]
Kagan, Sharon Lynn, September, 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Social Policy. (No longer accessible as of January 18, 2013.)
A summary of a discussion of the use of the Strengthening Families approach to prevent child abuse and neglect through the promotion of protective factors in the delivery of early childhood education and care services
Broken promises: How the Bush Administration is failing America's poorest children: Executive summary
Children's Defense Fund (U.S.), 2003
Washington, DC: Children's Defense Fund.
A summary of a study of the changes in federal performance standards and funding for Head Start programs
Building futures: The Head Start Impact Study: Interim report [Executive summary]
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2003
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
A summary of the Head Start Impact Study progress report, a longitudinal study evaluating the impact of the Head Start intervention on children's developmental outcomes from the time of their enrollment in Head Start until their first grade year
Characteristics of Sure Start local programme areas: Rounds 1 to 4: Profiles of Rounds 1 to 4 Sure Start local programme areas and a sample of Round 5, to-be-Sure Start local programme areas [Executive summary]
Sure Start (Programme), June, 2003
(Report No. 03). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.
A summary of a study of the changes in the Sure Start local programs for disadvantaged children under five years of age in the United Kingdom
Child and program characteristics of the North Carolina More at Four pre-kindergarten program: Year 1 (January-June 2002): Executive summary
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S., 2003
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute.
A summary of an evaluation of the statewide North Carolina More at Four program, a state-funded initiative to provide high-quality educational experiences to at-risk four-year-olds, that addresses characteristics of local programs and participants, based on program surveys
Connecting with parents in the early years: Executive summary
Mendoza, Jean, 2003
Champaign: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting.
The summary of a literature review on parent-staff communication enhancing children's school readiness and a recommendation by a symposium of stakeholders for future research, practice, and policy.
The cost of universal access to quality preschool in Illinois: A report to Governor George H. Ryan's Task Force on Universal Access to Preschool [Executive summary]
Golin, Stacie, 2003
(IWPR No. G712). Washington, DC: Institute for Women's Policy Research.
A summary of a study of the cost of providing universal quality preschool provision in Illinois
Critical hours: Afterschool programs and educational success: Executive summary
Miller, Beth M., 2003
Quincy, MA: Nellie Mae Education Foundation.
A summary of a larger report that reviews the links between out-of-school time, after school programs and the positive development of early adolescents
The Early Years Transition & Special Education Needs (EYTSEN) project [Executive summary]
Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills, June, 2003
(Research Report No. RR431). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.
A summary of an investigation into aspects and provisions of special educational needs (SEN) in young children between the ages of 3 and 6 years in the United Kingdom
The effects of the Peers Early Educational Partnership (PEEP) on children's developmental progress [Executive summary]
Evangelou, Maria, 2003
(Research Report No. RR489). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.
A summary of the effects of the preschool intervention program, Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP), which aims to increase the educational achievement of disadvantaged children under five years of age
Exploring the field of listening to and consulting with young children [Executive summary]
Sure Start (Programme), July 2003
(Research Report No. RR445). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.
A summary of a study of the views and experiences of child care and early education from children under the age of five in the United Kingdom
Families' first experiences with early intervention: Executive summary
Bailey, Don, January, 2003
(NEILS Data Report No. 2). Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.
A summary of a survey of familiesí demographic information and experiences when obtaining Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) and intervention services for their preschool-age children with disabilities, based on a sample of 3,338 families from 20 states
The Family Participation in After-School Study [Executive summary]
Weiss, Abby, 2003
Cambridge, MA: Institute for Responsive Education.
A summary of findings from a study on familiesí involvement in after school programs, based on a survey of families whose children attend a 21st Century Community Learning Center in Massachusetts
Fathers in Sure Start [Executive summary]
Birkbeck College. National Evaluation of Sure Start, 2003
Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.
A summary of a study of fathers' involvement in Sure Start local programs in the United Kingdom
First Steps and further steps: Early outcomes and lessons learned from South Carolina's school readiness initiative: 1999-2002 program evaluation report[Executive summary]
Child Trends, 2003
Columbia, SC: South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness.
A summary of a description and assessment of the fiscal and programmatic activities over the first three years of a comprehensive state initiative, First Steps, aimed at improving early childhood development, with an evaluation of the programís progress toward developing collaborative methods to coordinate services for young children and families as mandated by enabling legislation
Florida State Board of Education Universal Prekindergarten Advisory Council: Report and recommendations to the Florida State Board of Education [Executive summary]
Florida. State Board of Education. Universal Prekindergarten Education Advisory Council, 2003
Tallahassee: Florida State Board of Education, Universal Prekindergarten Advisory Council.
A summary of a study on the authorization and implementation of universal prekindergarten on a voluntary basis for children four years of age in Florida
Fort Worth After School program: Third year evaluation [Executive summary]
Witt, Peter A., 2003
College Station: Texas A & M University, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences.
An executive summary of an evaluation of the Fort Worth After School program, a full-time after-school program in Fort Worth, Texas, during its third year in 2002-2003
Go where they are: Working with child care programs to reach California's uninsured children [Executive summary]
100% Campaign: Health Insurance for Every California Child, 2003
Oakland, CA: 100% Campaign: Health Insurance for Every California Child.
A summary of a study of the association between child care and health insurance providers to improve health coverage among children in California
Head Start Domestic Violence Initiative: A project to develop a domestic violence training curriculum for Head Start family service and other workers: Phase I - project feasibility: Final Report [Executive summary]
United States. Head Start Bureau, 27 March, 2003
Washington, DC: United States, Head Start Bureau.
A summary of a discussion of the dynamic between domestic violence and Head Start familiesí well-being, and a proposal for a comprehensive approach to train Head Start family service workers in appropriate domestic violence prevention and intervention methods
Head Start FACES 2000: A whole-child perspective on program performance [Executive summary]
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Child Outcomes Research and Evaluation, 2003
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Child Outcomes Research and Evaluation.
A longitudinal study of the academic and social outcomes of Head Start children during the Head Start years and in kindergarten, based on data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)
Healthy Steps: The affiliate evaluation final report: Executive summary
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 2003
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center.
A summary of an evaluation of the Healthy Steps for Young Children program, a pediatric primary care intervention, at six selected affiliate sites whose participants differed from the families in the national evaluation in terms of age, education, socioeconomic status, and Hispanic origin
Healthy Steps: The first three years: Executive Summary
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 2003
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University. Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center.
A summary of an evaluation of the Healthy Steps for Young Children program, a pediatric primary care intervention, based on a cohort of children from birth to age 3 at 15 evaluation sites located throughout the United States, including a cost/benefit analysis of the program and an assessment of its sustainability
Improving school readiness outcomes: Lessons from six communities: Executive summary
Segal, Ann, 2003
Baltimore: Annie E. Casey Foundation.
A summary of a study of six local government efforts to develop comprehensive early learning systems to achieve the goal of school readiness