Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Analysis of the Collaboration Between Child Welfare and Early Childhood Education Systems in Cuyahoga County
by Dodd, Jennifer M., Ph.D., Cleveland State University, 2012, 245; 10630884
Abstract (Summary)

A review of the legislative and policy history of child welfare and early childhood education systems highlights gaps in communication, data sharing and planning between the two agencies. Closing these gaps can have a significant, positive effect on many aspects of the development and achievement of young children within the child welfare system. Using a mixed methods approach, this study analyzed the collaboration that exists in Cuyahoga County between the child welfare system, special education, and general education settings in early childhood for children up to age five. It highlights what strengths and challenges exist within the two Cuyahoga County systems in terms of cross-training, data-based decision making, developmental assessments, service delivery, and parent engagement.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Carl, Jim
Commitee: Galletta, Anne, Hampton, Frederick, Stahlman, Judy, Tebeau, Mark
School: Cleveland State University
Department: Education and Human Services
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: DAI-A 78/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Education Policy, Early childhood education, Public policy
Keywords: Capta, Child welfare, Early childhood education, Early intervention, Education policy, Systems integration
Publication Number: 10630884
ISBN: 978-0-355-01211-8
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