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RFHF Overview


NPC Research worked closely with RFHF project managers and the project coordinator to develop and implement an effective evaluation of the project.  All participants completed a pre and post survey to evaluate what they learned and how they changed their practices.  Due to the nature of Healthy Start, family support workers were able to report the parent education sessions they provided and track the early literacy development of the child over time.  Librarians reported only the parent education sessions they provided.  NPC conducted a focus group each year to learn what participants learned providing parent education sessions, how their training changed their daily practices, and their plans for continuing to use their training to provide early literacy education. 

Reading for Healthy Families Year 1: Summary of Findings  
Reading for Healthy Families Year 2: Summary of Findings  
Reading for Healthy Families Year 3: Summary of Findings

Reading for Healthy Families Final Evaluation Report

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RFHF Success Stories

RFHF participants received intensive training in Every Child Ready to Read @ your library during their first two-day training session. Then they were give three months to practice using the early literacy curriculum with parents of children 0-5 years old.  Participants met again for a second two-day training session to review what they learned, discuss how using the curriculum with their families went, to get training in additional topics related to early learning and working with high-risk families, and to start developing plans to sustain early literacy education activities in their local communities.  The following are the success stories RFHF participants shared during the second two-day training--unfortunately the success stories from cohorts 1-4 were not recorded. 
Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, and Yamhill Counties (Cohort 5)
Douglas and Lane Counties (Cohort 6)
Coos and Curry Counties (Cohort 7)  
Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Klamath, and Lake Counties (Cohort 8)
Multnomah County (Cohort 9)
Clackamas and Marion Counties (Cohort 10)
Jackson and Josephine Counties (Cohort 11)
Baker, Malheur, Union, and Wallowa Counties (Cohort 12)

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