Beginning in 2015, RFA has served as the evaluation partner for Early Reading Matters (ERM) program, a teacher professional development program in New York City public schools developed by Teaching Matters, Inc. The ERM program seeks to build capacity for high-quality early literacy by training and coaching K-2 teachers and school leaders in over 30 high-needs elementary schools. RFA’s annual internal evaluation provides Teaching Matters with feedback for continued improvement of the ERM program.
Boosting Children’s Language and Literacy Skills Through Blueprint: An Evaluation of Children’s Literacy Initiative’s Blueprint for Early Literacy 2017 – 2019
RFA’s three-year mixed methods evaluation of Children’s Literacy Initiative’s language and literacy supports found positive impacts despite higher-than-typical teacher turnover. In pre-K centers receiving CLI supports, teachers were more able to implement effective instructional practices…
A bibliography and suggestions for further reading, as well as the technical appendix to accompany Making It Work: Examining the Status of Non-Traditional Child Care in Pennsylvania.
As the number of jobs that require non-traditional work schedules (evenings, weekends, and overnight) increases, families’ need for child care during non-traditional hours has also grown. An estimated more than 150,000 Pennsylvania families with young…