While some efforts are child-focused, some efforts are child-focused efforts with parent elements, some efforts are parent-focused with child efforts, and some efforts are parent-focused, the two-generation approach seeks to focus on the whole family by intentionally and simultaneously working with children and the adults in their lives together. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) became a lead agency in this work through a grant from the National Governor’s Association and the Center for Law & Social Policy in 2016. Some key outcomes from the Two-Gen work includes:
- Increased cross-agency collaboration
- Professional learning on two-gen
- New and expanded two-gen strategies
- Increased two-gen evaluation efforts
- Policy changes to scale-up successful two-gen strategies
Several Georgia-based entities have partnered with DECAL in this work. When considering lessons learned among the partners in terms of implementing successful two-gen strategies, here’s what DECAL leaders point to:
- Leadership is key
- All-call for student parent programs
- Keep faculty and staff engaged
- Partnerships are essential for success
- Formal evaluation
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