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February 06, 2003

Cuyahoga County Early Childhood Initiative Evaluation: Phase I Final Report

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Cuyahoga County Early Childhood Initiative Evaluation: Phase I Final Report

Synopsis:

In Cuyahoga County, Ohio, a community-wide, multifaceted initiative directed at children from birth through age 5 has been forged to meet the need for a universal and comprehensive approach for supporting all families with young children.

In its first three years (July 1999 - June 2002), the Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) was launched by a broad-based coalition of public and private partners brought together by County government. The programs of the ECI have been woven into the fabric of local services and have met their target goals of numbers of clients served.

Indications are that the majority of programs are producing the kinds of positive measurable changes in the community sought by the planners and funders.

The ongoing emphasis of the Initiative is to continue to enhance the quality of those services, assess how they could be refined and expanded, and increase public awareness of the availability and importance of the efforts of the Initiative.

The complete, 370 page, ECI Phase One Final Report, can be obtained here: Download file

The complete, 18 page, Executive Summary of the ECI Phase One Final Report, can be obtained here:
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