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NOTE: as of April 17, 2007, the Free to Grow program has closed.
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National Evaluation

Brief Description - Current Evaluation
Wake Forest University School of Medicine was selected in 2001 to conduct a comprehensive independent evaluation of Free To Grow. Financial support for the national evaluation is being provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of the U.S. Department of Justice. The national evaluation completed a planning period (April November, 2001), and is now in the implementation period, which will extend through May 2006.

The national evaluation will provide timely information on the implementation and impact of Free To Grow. The evaluation uses a quasi-experimental design, in which the 15 Free To Grow Head Start agencies and communities will be compared on a variety of process and outcome measures with 15 Head Start agencies and communities that are not participating in Free To Grow.

Overview of Current Evaluation

Evaluation Team Directory

National Logic Model

Pilot Phase Evaluation - Executive Summary

Pilot Phase Evaluation - Final Report


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Free To Grow is a national program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University.