This project sought to identify effective models of early care and education services for infants and toddlers by reviewing the evidence on current and emerging programs.
Patricia Del Grosso
- Early childhood education programs and systems
- Home visiting programs
- Home-based child care
- Child care quality rating and improvement systems
- Early Childhood
- Child Development
- Child Welfare
- Early Childhood Systems
- Systematic Evidence Reviews
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.
Del Grosso directs the national descriptive study of Early Head Start-child care partnerships. She also plays a key role in the national cross-site evaluation of the Regional Partnership Grants, which fund evidence-based services and programs designed to increase the well-being and enhance the safety of children who are in or at risk of out-of-home placements as a result of a parent or caretaker’s substance abuse. She has contributed to the implementation study and provides evaluation technical assistance to grantees. Her experience conducting systematic reviews includes reviewing implementation research literature on early childhood home visiting models and identifying and reviewing emerging models of infant/toddler early care and education services that are compelling to the field, but do not yet have a strong evidence base.
Del Grosso joined Mathematica in 2004. She presents her research at academic conferences, including the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, and publishes in journals such as Early Childhood Research Quarterly and the American Journal of Public Health. Del Grosso holds an M.S. in education policy from the University of Pennsylvania.
Learning About Infant and Toddler Early Education Services (LITES): Identifying What Works
Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs to Prevent Child Maltreatment
This national cross-site evaluation was designed to (1) examine the degree to which system change occurred, (2) document the fidelity with which the program models were implemented, and (3) identify implementation strategies and challenges.
A National Descriptive Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
The goal of this study is to learn how the partnerships are formed and operated, including how partnerships deliver high quality and comprehensive services to infants, toddlers, and their families.
Ireland and North Ireland: Evaluation of the Children and Youth Programmes Initiative Supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies
Mathematica provided research and evaluation support to the Atlantic Philanthropies for its initiative to invest in and study the effects of programs for disadvantaged children and youth in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The work included on-site consultation and participation in 20 expert advisory committees.
Special Issue Provides Comprehensive Look at QRIS Research
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) have become a key tool for states to assess, improve, and promote quality in their early care and education programs. A new theme issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly, co-edited by Mathematica senior fellow Kimberly Boller and her colleagues, Steve...
HomVEE Literature Review Identifies Effective Home Visiting Programs
The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) allocated $1.5 billion over five years for the new Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) to establish home visiting programs for at-risk pregnant women and children up to age 5. As a requirement in the law, 75 percent...