Research Institutes In 1977, BEH established a new component of the HCEEP, the Early Childhood Research Institutes, to address the need for long-term research in typical service settings.
HCEEP: A Successful Effort After 10 years of HCEEP, the evidence of the program's success began to accumulate.
The evaluators concluded that the accomplishments of the HCEEP projects were "greater and more varied than for any other documented education programs we have been able to identify" (Roy Littlejohn Associates, 1982, p.
* HCEEP emphasized the importance of continuation funding and assisted projects to plan for obtaining it.
For every HCEEP dollar invested in demonstration or outreach, $18.37 was generated in programming for children and families.
HCEEP was also instrumental in the creation of networks as a vehicle for interaction among individuals interested in early childhood.
The level of activity in ECSE stimulated by HCEEP was far greater than anyone could have hoped.
98-199 made major changes to the state planning grant component of HCEEP. Moving the United States ever closer to the goal of a system of early childhood services, Congress created a program to assist states in "planning, developing, and implementing a comprehensive delivery system for the provision of special education and related services to handicapped children birth through five years of age" (Section 623(b)(1)).
A program such as HCEEP exemplifies the unique federal role in the improvement of programs.