Sustained Effort Over Time
The effort needs to be supportive, regular, and sustained over an established period of time. Establishing a routine takes sustained practice. This allows the organizations to develop longer-term relationships with the participants.
The Preschool Readiness Checklist is administered 3 times over a period of time to determine improvement or lack thereof in preschool readiness.
The Bins Program is administered every 3 to 4 weeks over an extended period of time.
From Our Program: Our Signature Courses
Share Our Strength provides seven specialized curricula held in six-week courses that cover nutrition and healthy eating, food preparation, budgeting and shopping. Courses are for Adults, Kids, Families, Teens, Childcare Professionals, Parents of Preschoolers, Diabetes and Wellness.
Families can register for their Cool Culture Family Pass beginning in August. It expires on October 31st.
Monthly family events are promoted by the Cultural Liaisons at their centers, on Facebook, in the Family Time magazine, e-Family Time e-newsletter and The Rundown e-newsletter for Cultural Liaisons
From article: Reasons to Smile in the Fall 2012 issue of Health Elevations The Journal of the Colorado Health Foundation (page 10)
The new moms who had received treatment at the clinic began bringing their children in.
"Not only were they more likely to bring their children in than women who hadn't been in the program, but they were likely to bring them in earlier," Lewis says. "In a high-risk population, the chances of us seeing a child by the first birthday are virtually nil. But with these women, we do. And by age 3, their children have about a third as many cavities as other kids in the same income group."
And when kids do get cavities, they are smaller and less expensive to treat. They also are more likely to avoid the surgery that can be involved. Lewis notes that Children's Hospital Colorado keeps several operating rooms busy daily with oral disease cases.
"That means they have to go to the hospital less often. It really does affect the whole cycle," Lewis says.
Each week children in the Raising A Reader program take home 2-4 different books, exposing them to approximately 100 high quality children's books each year.
The length of the program cycle depends on the needs of each individual affiliate. For example, the program cycle could last just 8 weeks in a summer bridge program and more than 45 weeks in a year-round home visiting program.
The program begins at the 6-month checkup and continues through age 5, with a special emphasis on children growing up in low-income communities.
Preliminary Longitudinal Study
Of those participants responding that they had taken part in the literacy activities in the first phone call, the number who again responded that they had taken part in these same activities in the second phone call was calculated.