The first 3 years of a child’s life present a key opportunity to disrupt intergenerational poverty. In North Carolina, Ready for School, Ready for Life is building a connected system of care to get families with young children what they need, when they need it.
This evaluation examines both implementation and impact to understand what works best for families. Working in concert with MDRC, JBA is developing logic models and benchmarks and providing evaluation technical assistance for eight program components:
- Prenatal navigation
- Postnatal navigation
- Community alignment
- Evidence-based practice expansion and integration
- Early literacy
- Continuous quality improvement
- Integrated data system
- Backbone organization
Activities include disseminating lessons learned and recommendations and developing resources for partners.
Lance Till, M.S.
Lance Till has more than 15 years of experience working in evaluation, program planning, and early childhood systems of care. He brings to JBA expertise...
Amanda Eastern, Ph.D., M.S.
Amanda Eastern has a background in applied social science research and early childhood policy analysis. Her areas of expertise include qualitative research...
Amanda Thomson, M.P.P.
Amanda Thomson has nearly 10 years of experience in social science research, program evaluation, and technical assistance. She is trained in public policy...
Kim McCombs-Thornton, Ph.D., M.P.P.
Senior Research Associate
Kim McCombs-Thornton has more than 25 years of experience leading, designing, and implementing evaluation research projects for early childhood and...