Publisher(s): John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Author(s): Gomby, Deanna S.; Lisa G. Klein
Funder(s): John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
View Report (64 pages; 570KB; PDF)
Area of Focus: Strengthen Early Learning
Abstract: The report evaluates the Knight Foundation's early childhood grantmaking in 12 communities, with a focus on grants that transformed systems and built networks at a scale sufficient to create meaningful change.
Key Findings and/or Recommendations
= The most successful programs were those that were either replications of model programs, or those that employed strategies that had been part of a successful program in other locations.
= Measuring the quality of services using the newest standardized measures is essential for maintaining program quality.
= Program intensity and duration must match the needs of the children and families being served.
= A successful program comes not only from enrolling those that will benefit from the program but also retaining them.
= Response to the increasing diversity of the child population is essential.
= Public-private partnerships increase the likelihood of program sustainability.
Geographic Focus : National
Subjects/Keywords : Early childhood; accountability; quality early care; low-income communities; children of color; English as a second language; public-private partnership; child development; disadvantaged children
+ Successful strategy
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