BEFORE YOU START
Please make sure you are prepared before embarking on an evaluation or monitoring exercise. We advise you work through the following steps:
You have sufficient ELOM accredited assessors speaking the children’s home language (either a trained accredited ELOM assessor or a registered OT, psychometrist, clinical or educational psychologist.
If you are conducting a study for research purposes, you have ethical clearance from an Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Use the ELOM. There are two options for using the ELOM:
- Independently in which data is collected, analysed and managed by the research team/organisation.
- With limited support from the ELOM team in which data is managed and analysed, and a summary of ELOM results is provided. Innovation Edge can provide this support to a limited number of studies that contribute to evidence about the effectiveness of different forms of ECD programming. Those that require support, may apply for support. Applications must be accompanied by an outline of the research or evaluation study that includes the purpose, design and timeframe. Successful applicants will be required to provide the data as well as any publications from their study for curation. This will enable secondary analyses that will contribute to the knowledge base on ECD and ECD programming.