Dual Generation: The Case for Linking CFES Strategies with Early Childhood Programs

This purpose of this paper is to inform the Center for Family Economic Success (CFES) at The Annie E. Casey Foundation about the prospects of developing a dual-generation, integrated-services model that provides low-income children with high quality early education intervention supports while providing their parents with resources aimed at addressing their economic success. Specifically, we explore whether The Annie E. Casey Foundation should test an integrated services model that provides both:

(a) interventions directed to parents which aim at addressing their economic success (through training, education, job assistance, financial coaching, access to public benefits and work supports, and asset building strategies);

(b) interventions for their children through high quality early educational supports (through home visiting programs and/or quality early childhood programs.)

Source: The Annie E. Casey Foundation