PI: Barb Jackson Ph.D. and Lisa St.Clair Ed.D.
Project Title: Building Bright Futures: Early Childhood Services Evaluation
Grant Agency: Building Bright Futures Early Childhood Services
The Department of Education and Child Development at Munroe Meyer Institute is evaluating the Building Bright Futures Early Childhood efforts. The Co-Primary Investigators are Barb Jackson, PhD. and Lisa St.Clair Ed.D. Jill Kumke is the Project Director. The overall goal of Building Bright Futures (BBF) early childhood initiative is that all children enter kindergarten ready to learn. By increasing low-income families’ access to high-quality, comprehensive Early Childcare Education programs in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. This project will target child-care centers and home day-cares that serve low income children in Douglas and Sarpy Counties of Nebraska. The evaluation will assess the childcare’s overall quality by utilizing classroom observation measures. Child progress/outcomes will be measured using individual child assessments. The evaluation will also look at the intervention being used and measure its effectiveness.