Introduction to Program Evaluation

Program evaluation is a tool used to measure whether a program is doing what it aims to do. It is an opportunity to improve and build on the existing program and to showcase our strengths. Through a combination of lecture presentation, small group work and hands-on activities, this workshop outlines the basics of program evaluation and discusses issues such as:

  • Why we would want to evaluate our programs,
  • What areas or aspects of our programs might we choose to evaluate, and
  • How do we choose the methods and approaches that are best suited to our particular program?

Workshop participants will also be invited to look at some tools and strategies currently used for program evaluation in Aboriginal early childhood settings, and will be provided with reference materials and handouts to take back to their programs.

Facilitator: Kirsten Bevelander

Time: 3-6 hours