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Message ID: 10069
Date: 2016-11-07

Author:Rich Gehrman

Subject:Impact of early childhood education programs on child maltreatment

Does anyone know of research or program evaluations that measure the impact of quality early childhood development programs on reducing child abuse and neglect, or ameliorating the impact of maltreatment once children are in the child protection or foster care system? Several partners In Minnesota are considering a proposal for state funding to provide scholarships to quality child care programs for children who are in or at risk of being in the child protection system. We would like to identify any evidence that quality child care settings have a positive impact on child development for children experiencing maltreatment, such as on social/emotional development or other measurable milestones. This proposal is building in part on a pilot program in Hennepin County that is showing some early positive results from these scholarships. One is that the availability of child care slots reduces the time children spend in shelter care, in part because it makes placements available where foster parents work outside the home. Thanks for any help you can provide. Rich Gehrman Executive Director Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota gehrm001@umn.edu Rich Gehrman Executive Director Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota (651) 303-3209 gehrm001@umn.edu www.safepassagemn.com

Does anyone know of research or program evaluations that measure the impact of quality early childhood development programs on reducing child abuse and neglect, or ameliorating the impact of maltreatment once children are in the child protection or foster care system? Several partners In Minnesota are considering a proposal for state funding to provide scholarships to quality child care programs for children who are in or at risk of being in the child protection system. We would like to identify any evidence that quality child care settings have a positive impact on child development for children experiencing maltreatment, such as on social/emotional development or other measurable milestones. This proposal is building in part on a pilot program in Hennepin County that is showing some early positive results from these scholarships. One is that the availability of child care slots reduces the time children spend in shelter care, in part because it makes placements available where foster parents work outside the home. Thanks for any help you can provide. Rich Gehrman Executive Director Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota gehrm001umn.edu Rich Gehrman Executive Director Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota (651) 303-3209 gehrm001umn.edu www.safepassagemn.com