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Children’s National Medical Center and Rosemount Center Conclude a Three-Year Early Childhood Education Program with Noteworthy Findings
Monitoring and Assessing Rosemount Services Evaluation shows the impact of Rosemount’s program on its preschool children and their families.
Washington, DC (November, 2010) —Rosemount Center, a bilingual Early Childhood Education Center in Northwest Washington, DC, largely funded with Head Start and Early Head Start grants, collaborated with Children’s National Medical Center to conduct an evaluation from 2007-2010, which assessed the Rosemount program’s impact on both child and family development.
The MAARS (Monitoring and Assessing Rosemount Services) evaluation, partially funded by the Virginia Cretella Mars Foundation, examined:
Rosemount is a one-of-a-kind Early Childhood Education Center. Eighty percent of Rosemount’s families live at or below the federal poverty level, and the remainder are families who pay tuition. The majority of families are native Spanish speakers. This combination of non-tuition and tuition paying students allows the Center to serve a very economically and culturally diverse community.
Some key findings include:
For more detailed information about the MAARS study and Rosemount Center’s program, please contact: Martha Johnson at 202.265.9885 ext. 116 or at Martha.Johnson@rosemountcenter.com.
About House of Mercy’s Rosemount Center
Rosemount Center was founded in 1972 by the House of Mercy, the oldest existing Episcopal charity in the Diocese of Washington, which was established in the 1880s as a maternity home to help mothers in troubled circumstances. Rosemount Center provides comprehensive early childhood education and family support programs in a bilingual, multicultural setting. It serves over 300 children, ages six weeks to five years, both at the Center and in the children’s homes, in all wards of Washington, DC. Eighty percent of the Rosemount families are living at or below poverty level, and 70 percent are immigrant families, primarily from Spanish-speaking countries. Rosemount is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and was given Gold Level status by the District of Columbia Division of Early Childhood Education in the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. Rosemount’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs have earned the Center a national reputation for excellence. The Center is housed in a beautiful mission-style building located near Rock Creek Park at the corner of Klingle Road (Porter Street) and Adams Mill Road. For more information about Rosemount, please visit www.rosemountcenter.com