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Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, 2001
A compendium of issues surrounding the adaptation of a standard prekindergarten program in North Carolina
Smart Start Evaluation Team, 1999
An assessment of the effectiveness of the Smart Start Initiative in improving the number of children in North Carolina who start school healthy and ready to learn
Maxwell Kelly, Bernier Kathleen, Bryant Donna M., Lowman Betsy, 1998
Reports & Papers
An examination of a client information system to measure all the children and families served by Smart Start, a North Carolina Early Childhood Initiative which partners state government, local leaders, service providers, and families to serve young…
Kotch Jonathan, Guthrie Christine, 1998
Reports & Papers
A study of the impact of an Even Start playground improvement grant on child care playground hazards, focusing on playground safety assessments, planning and evaluation, quality enhancements, such as fencing and surfacing, and safety programs
Maxwell Kelly, Bryant Donna M., Miller-Johnson Shari, 1998
Reports & Papers
An examination of the effects of Smart Start-funded programs on the cognitive, language, and social skills of children entering kindergarten in Orange County, California, emphasizing the impact of family income, based on results from the…
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, 1997
An overview of studies on the inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood settings, highlighting four Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center reports
Lowman Betsy, Bryant Donna M., Zolotor Adam J., 1997
Reports & Papers
An examination of the characteristics, child care arrangements, family activities, and need and use of community services for Smart Start participating families, based on interviews with 356 randomly selected families
Bryant Donna M., Maxwell Kelly, Burchinal Margaret, Lowman Betsy, 1997
Reports & Papers
A study of the effects of a broad-based community initiative, Smart Start, to improve the quality of preschool child care between 1994 and 1996
Smart Start Evaluation Team, 1997
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the impact of Smart Start on children?s skills in kindergarten, based on teacher ratings from forty-three Smart Start participating counties
Maxwell Kelly, Bryant Donna M., Bernier Kathleen, 1997
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of North Carolina?s Smart Start pioneer partnerships in 1994 and 1996, building on the earlier Effects of Smart Start on the Quality of Preschool Child Care evaluation, focusing on services provided, teacher education and training, and…
Porter Patricia, Munn Duncan, Buysse Virginia, Tyndall Sabrina, 1996
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the Smart Start initiative?s influence on infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities and their families, addressing inclusive programming access and quality, coordination and integration of services in inclusive settings…
Awsumb Catherine, 1995
Executive Summary
Perspectives on the implementation and success of the Smart Start program in North Carolina, based on surveys of and interviews with 53 directors, administrators, and participants
Maxwell Kelly, Bryant Donna M., Adkins Amee, McCadden Brian, Noblit George, 1994
An evaluation of the first year of Smart Start in North Carolina covering organizational structure, focus, planning process, decision- making process, state-county relations, local team diversity, and technical assistance
Smart Start Evaluation Team, 1994
A comprehensive plan to evaluate the state and local goals and objectives of Smart Start in North Carolina