Early childhood services that work for children, families and islanders

CHANCES (Caring, Helping, And Nurturing, Children Every Step) is a non-profit, charitable organization providing child development and parent supports to children from prenatal to 11 years and their families. CHANCES in partnership with the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation Inc. embarked on a research effort to profile the impact of expanding access to a range of high quality integrated services for children and their families, with a particular focus on those who were identified as being vulnerable.

The initial focus was the expansion and integration of early education and family support services, while further efforts focused on enhancing access, quality and accountability.

The research is designed to evaluate:

  • The effects of the continuous early years program participation on children’s readiness for school;
  • The value of a focused professional development agenda on child outcomes;
  • The impact of public investments in early years programming on child outcomes.

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> Access the 2019 Updated Report

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