Early Childhood Education and School Readiness

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Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative Fidelity Study

Project Director: Lauren Maxim, Ph.D.

Agency: The Ford Family Foundation

RMC Research created a fidelity tool to assess implementation of best practices in parenting education for The Ford Family Foundation as part of the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC).

Completed: 12/31/2014

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Evaluation Service

Project Director: Susan Frankel, Ph.D. and Karen Drill, Ph.D.

Agency: Oregon Health Authority

RMC Research and ICF International, contracted by the Oregon Health Authority, developed and implemented the Oregon Community Services Study, a study of the early childhood home visiting services in 8 Oregon counties with Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)-funded home visiting. MIECHV programs are designed to improve home visiting programs and strengthen the coordination of services for at-risk communities with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes for families.

Completed: 10/31/2013

Migrant Seasonal Early Head Start Evaluation

Project Director: Marina L. Merrill, Ph.D.

Agency: Oregon Child Development Coalition

RMC Research provided technical assistance to the Oregon Child Development Coalition to evaluate best practices in the Migrant Seasonal/Early Head Start programs that serve children and families in 12 Oregon counties.

Completed: 4/29/2013

Washington State Even Start Performance Monitoring System

Project Director: Karen J. Hahn, M.S.

Agency: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

RMC Research worked under contract with the with the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to conceptualize, design, implement, and manage a computer-assisted, web-based performance monitoring system used by local projects to track and report family outcomes in Even Start Family Literacy programs in the state.

Completed: 9/7/2012

Local Even Start Evaluation: Longview, Washington

Project Director: Karen J. Hahn, M.S.

Agency: Longview School District

RMC Research served as the local evaluator for the William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy program implemented in Longview, Washington, with funding from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Completed: 8/31/2012

Coffee Creek Family Preservation Project

Project Director: Karen J. Hahn, M.S.

Agency: Portland Community College

The Coffee Creek Family Preservation Project, funded through the Oregon Department of Corrections, drew upon best practices research and experience implementing family centered programs to design and deliver high quality services to incarcerated mothers and their children.

Completed: 6/30/2012