This project built on an earlier United Way project to evaluate early childhood development (ECD) projects in British Columbia. The purpose of the project is to create integrated evaluation and reporting systems for programs supporting early childhood development that will have the capability to demonstrate province-wide and regional outcomes, reduce the reporting burden on ECD programs, and provide opportunities for program and policy improvements. The project developed, deployed, and supported a web-based evaluation system based on the already developed evaluation frameworks.
Success by 6 – Evaluation Tools and Reports – http://www.successby6bc.ca/early-childhood-development
The Success By 6 program has developed a variety of reporting tools in order to unify early childhood development reporting across BC communities. They assess things like children’s vulnerability or “readiness” for learning, and measure outcomes like parent’s empowerment to nurture their children and communities’ support for parents and children. The information gathered in the ongoing reporting has already started affecting policies across BC: locally, regionally and provincially. Outcomes are meant to promote ongoing quality improvement and best practices for early childhood programming.
- Amount: $100,000
- Type: Project Grant
- Total Budget: $360,000
- Period: Jan 2011 to Jan 2013
United Way of the Lower Mainland and Success By 6 - http://www.successby6bc.ca/early-childhood-development
- Project Leader: Kim Adamson
- Keywords: Early Childhood , Evaluation