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Education and lifelong learning research findings No.42/2008: Evaluation of the extended pre-school provision for vulnerable two year olds pilot programme

Woolfson, Lisa and King, Julia (2008) Education and lifelong learning research findings No.42/2008: Evaluation of the extended pre-school provision for vulnerable two year olds pilot programme. [Report]

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Abstract

The University of Strathclyde was commissioned by the Scottish Government to evaluate a pilot programme of extended pre-school provision for vulnerable two year olds. The team gathered both quantitative and qualitative data across the three pilot areas of Glasgow, Dundee, and North Ayrshire. Data were collected from multiple stakeholders- children, parents, preschool centre staff, heads of centres and local authority childcare strategy managers. The overall aim was to build up a coherent picture of the programme's impact by triangulating findings from different methodologies and different informants.