Intervention research can take the form of either program development or program evaluation. The Child and Family Policy Center engages in intervention research that can be used to inform policy around the implementation, selection, or even funding of various family intervention programs. Currently the center is evaluating an early childhood home visitation intervention program in an urban context
Early Experiences Matter: Follow-Up Randomized Control Trials with Urban Families,
These are two follow-up studies examining the short-, mid- and long-term impacts of a play-based home-visitation intervention on young children’s school readiness skills, learning and social-emotional development from preschool through 4th grade. We are currently preparing for an intense, community- and school-based data collection effort following two independent random samples throughout NYC. We are also seeking additional fiscal support for this work and are engaged in grant-writing and in-person-presentations to interested funders.
Learning More about Home Visitation: The Efficacy of Home Visitation for Low-Income Black & Latino Families
This research evaluated the impact of a home-visitation program on young children’s social-emotional learning and literacy development. Two RCT’s were conducted in 2010-2012 in ethnically and linguistically diverse communities in NYC. To date little research has rigorously tested the effectiveness of a home-based program on measures of school readiness for diverse racial-ethnic groups. Currently, this project is in the analysis and dissemination phase.