The Educare National Evaluation is designed to document the features of Educare and how implementation of the model contributes to program quality and links to outcomes for children and families. The National Evaluation is led by researchers at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) who serve as the National Evaluation Partner for the Educare Learning Network. Local evaluators and program directors from each Educare site are partners in decision-making about the evaluation design. A Technical Work Group of experts provided advice about the design.
The National Evaluation provides information to internal stakeholders - leadership and staff of local Educare programs and national partners - to document each program's implementation of the model and for continuous program improvement.
The National Evaluation provides information to external stakeholders - funders, policymakers, researchers - to help increase access to high quality early childhood programs.
Evaluation Design (2020-2021) - This chart provides more information about measures used in the evaluation.
Purpose Statement – An overview of the Educare Learning Network, Educare, and the Implementation Study
Study Findings – Data from Educare Schools reveal promising results in preparing at-risk children from birth to five for later academic achievement