Network for Young Children School Readiness Evaluation
Laurie A. Van Egeren
Interim Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
The Network for Young Children (NYC) was initially funded by the All Students Achieve--Parent Involvement and Education (ASAP-PIE) initiative to increase school readiness outcomes in children aged 0-5 through home visiting, parent education, and developmental and health screening. After that funding stream was discontinued, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation provided additional funding to obtain school-entry outcome data. The results of the NYC evaluation suggested that the majority of participating children with developmental delay improved in their developmental outcomes during their time in the program; moreover, parents exhibited increases in behaviors likely to stimulate school readiness.
Funder: Michigan Department of Education; W.K. Kellogg Foundation
MSU Partners: Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative
Community Partners: Calhoun County Intermediate School District