RFA carried out an 18 month formative evaluation of two family centers, the West Philadelphia Family Center (located at the Barry School) and the McKinley Family Center for Child Development (located at the McKinley Elementary School). The Family Centers were sponsored by the Philadelphia School District and were designed to assist parents in preparing their children for school and to build connections between school and families through parent education, monitoring of infant and toddler development, and assistance in accessing health and social services. RFA documented the programs’ work and made recommendations to help the Centers better meet the needs of its clients.
Parent Education in an Urban Neighborhood: An Evaluation of the McKinley Family Center for Child Development
The McKinley Family Center for Child Development, located in a poor multicultural urban neighborhood, is one of several programs in the Philadelphia School District designed to help parents be their child’s first teacher. This report…
Building a Community Resource: A Report on the West Philadelphia Family Center in its First 18 Months
The West Philadelphia Family Center helps parents with young children tackle various problems related to school, housing, health, and employment issues. This report was written as a formative evaluation of the center in 1994. The…