On this project we provided support to the Results for Development Institute in developing an appropriate evaluation design for the Roma parenting program evaluation sponsored by the Open Society Foundations.
Understanding the risk factors children face helps strengthen the work of agencies and programs. Mathematica contributes to these efforts by advancing research on child welfare programs. We work across a range of issues to provide expertise on the design of child abuse and neglect studies, evaluation technical assistance for homelessness prevention efforts, and data-driven evaluations of home visiting and other programs. For ACF, we are conducting a participatory and utilization-focused cross-site evaluation by identifying strategies for adopting, implementing, and sustaining evidence-based home visiting programs to prevent child maltreatment. Also for ACF, we are participating in a multi-site randomized trial evaluation of state grants to fund home visiting services for families with pregnant women and children ages birth to 5, in addition to developing design options for future studies to improve monitoring and assessment of child abuse and neglect reporting. Read more about our child welfare work.
Evaluation of the Roma Parenting Support Projects in Serbia
Soma Umenye, Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now
The Soma Umenye program, formerly known as Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now (LEARN), aims to improve local language reading skills of children in the first three years of primary school. It is being implemented in all public and public-assisted primary schools in Rwanda in three phases.
Patricia Del Grosso has expertise in evaluating early childhood education programs and systems, including early care and education services for infants and toddlers, home visiting programs, home-based child care, and child care quality rating and improvement systems.Featured Projects
- Learning About Infant and Toddler Early Education Services (LITES): Identifying What Works
- A National Descriptive Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
- Impacts of a Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System on Child Care Quality
- Early Care and Education Partnerships: A Review of the Literature
- Early Childhood
- Child Development
- Child Welfare
- Early Childhood Systems
- Systematic Evidence Reviews