Expanding the Cycle of Opportunity: Simultaneously Educating Parents and Children in Head Start

2014-10-01 16:53:22 | BioPortfolio


The CAP Family Advancement Study (CAP FAST) is a randomized control trial of CareerAdvance®, a dual-generation program providing education, career coaching, and soft-skills training for parents while their children attend CAP Tulsa's Head Start programs.


Randomization will take place with all applicants who have agreed to the study and are selected to participate in CareerAdvance®. Two-thirds of participants will be selected for the treatment group and will be able to enroll in CareerAdvance® immediately. The other one-third of the participants will be assigned to the control group and will not be able to enroll in CareerAdvance® for two years. Those who are selected for the control group will have access to CAP Tulsa's rich array of service outside of CareerAdvance®, including high quality early childhood education. The randomization process is introduced to parents during CareerAdvance® information sessions, and consent for the randomization process is required in order to apply to CareerAdvance®.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label






Northwestern University
United States




Northwestern University

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