Samuel J. Meisels, Eboni Howard

Herr Research Center collaborated with Chicago’s Department of Children and Youth Services (CYS, now housed within the Department of Family and Support Services) and the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to study the impact, strengths, and weaknesses of the city’s largest school- and center-based early care and education programs and guide improvements where needed.

This system-level evaluation was requested by Mayor Richard M. Daley and the planning team for the evaluation included 16 local early childhood experts, advocates, practitioners, and stakeholders. Erikson Institute contracted with Mathematica Policy Institute to complete data collection and analysis for the project.

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