Evaluation Capacity Network: Aligning Evaluative Thinking and Practice among Early Childhood Stakeholders

This project aims to provide much needed evidence to service providers and program managers working in the field of early childhood development (ECD). Early childhood programs are required to provide evidence of tangible outcomes to validate the impacts of their programs. Organizations, though, do not always have the knowledge, resources, or capacity to support such processes and the intent of gathering such evidence is interpreted differently depending on the individual sector. This case study will document how two different sectors partner to support and assess the impact of a social support/housing program for young teen parents. The program is supported by an emerging partnership between an early childhood program and a housing society. This project will identify the resources and capacities needed for these organizations to effectively gather evidence of their program and services impacts.

Bethan Kingsley
Faculty Supervisor: 
Rebecca Gokiert