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Delaware Transition Initiative: The Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Transition Survey Project

The Delaware Transition Initiative: The Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Transition Survey Project explored the medical transition experiences of young adults and their families in the process of transitioning from the pediatric health care system to the adult health care system. More...

Full-Day Kindergarten Evaluation

This study examines the outcomes of full-day kindergarten on students’ educational progress and achievement, comparing these outcomes to those achieved by students in part-day kindergarten programs. More…

Healthy Delawareans with Disabilities 2010 Project

The Healthy Delawareans with Disabilities (HDWD) 2010 Project was a health and wellness project to increase statewide knowledge about factors that affect health and wellness of people with disabilities and that contribute to illnesses and secondary health conditions. More...

Birth-to-Three Early Intervention System’s Child Development Watch Family Survey Report

To meet the federal reporting requirements, a telephone survey was designed to gather information on families’ outcomes as a result of being served by Delaware Birth-to-Three Early Intervention Systems’ Child Development Watch (CDW) program for children with disabilities or developmental delays. Families were asked to answer a variety of questions regarding their experiences with CDW, and the Center compiled a detailed report that highlighted families’ opinions. More…

Delaware Early Childhood Longitudinal Study

This study, beginning in the fall of 1997, follows a group of kindergarten students as they progress through school. This group of students is composed of two sets of children: those who received early intervention services at the age of four and those who did not. Periodic data on the groups’ school performance is collected in order to ascertain the effects of early intervention on future academic achievement. More…

Early Care and Education Workforce Study

This study was designed to look at a variety of issues, such as wages and benefits, employment rates and conditions, and educational level and professional development, related to the early care and education workforce in Delaware.  It was also designed to collect information about the economic contribution early care and education makes to the economy of the state.  More...