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Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings

Center TRT Evaluation Materials

Center TRT developed an evaluation logic model and evaluation plan for Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings, an intervention delivered through child care settings with the goal of influencing children’s at-home behaviors. The logic model is intended to guide the evaluation process; the evaluation plan focuses on the extent of implementation, acceptability, and effectiveness of the Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings (EWPHCCS) program. This evaluation plan is intended to be used in combination with the template, which details the process of implementing EWPHCCS, and the Center TRT evaluation logic model, both posted on the Center TRT website. The evaluation is a pre-post design with no comparison group. The evaluation plan provides guidance on evaluation questions and types and sources of data for both process and outcome valuation. If you are interested in answering evaluation questions not listed in the evaluation plan, please refer to the list of additional evaluation questions here.

 Logic Model

 Evaluation Plan

Evaluation Materials Developed by EWPHCCS

The New York State Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings program developed data collection tools that were used in program evaluation prior to the 2011 formal evaluation study. Below are parent surveys created by the developers of EWPHCCS.

 Parent baseline- and follow-up survey includes questions about milk consumption, how often fruits, vegetables, and milk are offered, TV viewing and physical activity patterns of children, and confidence in their ability to perform healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Please note that while Center TRT has incorporated the above tools into the evaluation plan, Center TRT has not reviewed these tools.

Evaluation Tools Developed for Control Group Study

EWPHCCS has been evaluated in a study funded by USDA SNAP-Ed. Several of the process and outcome data collection tools from the study are posted below. These tools can serve as a source of evaluation questions. Please note that while Center TRT has incorporated the following tools into the evaluation plan, Center TRT has not reviewed these tools.

Discussion and Focus Group Guides

 Pre-Implementation and Post-Implementation discussion guides for direct educators, nutritionists & RDs

 Pre-Implementation and Post-Implementation discussion guides for childcare center directors

 Discussion guide for EWPHCCS program managers (Program Director and CACFP Bureau Director)

 Discussion guide for trainer of EWPHCCS Nutrition Educators

 Parent & caregiver focus group guide (Post-Implementation)

Questionnaire

 Questionnaire for lead teachers in classrooms receiving EWPHCCS lessons

Observation Form

 SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Observation Form

Tracking and Log Forms

 EWPHCCS Lesson and Activity Log Form

 Project Resource and Expense Tracking form for implementation of EWPHCCS