Mark Nagasawa, Charles Chang, Jana Fleming, Jessica Ruiz
Spring 2013-Summer 2014

Erikson’s Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy is the local evaluation partner working with the Educare of West DuPage on the broader Educare Learning Network Implementation Study, which is led by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

The Implementation Study examines the core features of the Educare model in practice, taking note of key unique local features and community conditions, the dosage, intensity, content, and quality of child and family services, the child and family status at baseline, and the progress over time. In partnership with Educare of West DuPage, the project aims to apply the findings of the evaluation in order to improve practices across the program’s many facets, and, over a longer period of time, have the program generate its own practical evaluation questions and plans for addressing these.