Evaluation Planning and Technical Assistance for the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Learning’s Preschool Development Grant

Dates: 2019 - 2020

This project is designed to provide technical assistance and evaluation planning to the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Learning (OCDEL) as they enhance/expand ten early childhood systems-building initiatives supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Preschool Development Grant. Our research, which draws on interviews with partners and stakeholders and includes a comprehensive document review, will result in recommendations for research and evaluation, a scan of existing project-specific research and evaluation efforts, an evaluation of the alignment between initiative work plans and OCDEL’s goals, and recommendations for improving cross-project collaboration and coordination.