This executive summary highlights the content and synthesizes some of the key findings from the local evaluations of the Head Start Family Service Center (FSC) Demonstration Projects. This report represents the second of two volumes. Volume I contains the report of the national evaluation, which described program services, participants and impacts across 25 FSC projects.
The summary begins with a brief description of the FSCs and the local evaluations, followed by a summary of the local evaluation content. The next two sections discuss the lessons learned and recommendations about the FSCs made by project staff and local evaluators, and the impacts of the FSC as reported by local evaluators. The final section deals with the role of local evaluations in national demonstration projects.