An Evaluation of the Binghamton University Promise Zone Early Childhood Pilot Program

Overview

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) provides evaluation services and consultation in partnership with the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) at Binghamton University.

Working closely with CCPA faculty and graduate assistants, CHHCS staff is helping to develop and implement an evaluation plan to assess a project which has put into effect trauma-sensitive and developmentally-appropriate strategies in early childcare settings in Harpursville, New York. Development of the evaluation plan includes designing protocols and tools for data collection.

The primary objectives of the evaluation are to demonstrate the effectiveness of the early childhood capacity-building program in Harpursville. The evaluation focuses on both the processes and outcomes of the project, with the desired goals being to improve student attendance and social-emotional learning, family engagement, and educator efficacy to addressing challenging barriers.

Additional activities:

  • Reviewing current literature and findings from the early childhood needs assessment to determine best practices for evaluating early childhood efforts
  • Obtaining Institutional Review Board approval for human subjects research
  • Analyzing and synthesizing evaluation data