An Evaluation of Family Centers: School District of Philadelphia

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.