Access Research on Child Development

piaget.jpg Spurring yesterday's post about avoiding the expense of original research where possible when crafting your investment strategies, a great site produced by Child Trends, which summarizes existing research on programs designed to improve children's development. Search by key word or category among the following:

Child Care/Early Childhood Education
Clinic-Based, Provider-Based, or Miscellaneous
Community or Media Campaign
Home Visiting
Parent or Family Component
Service or Vocational Learning

What I really like is that Child Trends not only compiled the data and made it easily accessible, they are even advertising its availability in a nice-sized ad in Youth Today. Time's too short, need too great, resources too limited to recreate any wheels. Piaget (pictured) nailed it years ago -- move on!

Susan Herr

Posted at 1:04 AM, Dec 12, 2007 in Accountability | Performance Measurement | Philanthropic Strategy | Permalink | Comment