Midwest Child-Parent Center Expansion: Impact and Findings

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Arthur Reynolds and CPC Team, HHH and CEHD, UMN

Arthur Reynolds, HCRC Co-Director, and members of the Midwest Child-Parent Center Expansion team will be sharing early findings from the first two years of the program. As a Prek-3rd grade reform model, CPC currently serves over 5,000 children in 26 sites in 4 school districts (Saint Paul, Chicago, Evanston, and Normal) with planned expansions to additional sites in 2015-2016. The Midwest CPC Expansion is supported by an Investing in Innovations (i3) grant from the U. S. Department of Education with matching contributions from local and national philanthropic partners. The goals of the project are to (a) improve children's school readiness and achievement, (b) strengthen parent involvement and engagement, and (c) develop a sustainability plan with district partners.