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author for the Spanish versions. See Appendix B3 for methods of ensuring participant confidentiality.
Coaches connected with participants who attended the training in a variety of different ways in order to provide one-on-one coaching services. Some coaches signed participants up for a coaching session automatically after attending a training, while others used lists from the training sessions to call participants to offer coaching services some time after the training. Participants were offered one or two coaching visits to develop goals around nutrition, physical activity, breastfeeding, screen time, or create policies in these areas. During these one-on-one sessions the coaches guided the participant and offered resources and expertise to achieve the participants’ goals.
During life of the program, 611 training sessions were held, surpassing the goal of 462, and 5,853 participants were trained, surpassing the goal of 5,544. Of those trained, 2,323 (reaching the goal of 40% of those trained) also received at least one one-on-one coaching services, surpassing the goal of 2,212. 753 of those who received a first coaching visit also received a second coaching visit.
The targeted timeframe for distribution of the survey was from 8/1/2014 to 2/29/2016 for the baseline survey. This time frame encompassed the full implementation of the training session and survey (8/1/14). The endpoint was prior to the end of the program, allowing for time to organize, complete data entry and cleaning (2/29/16). This end date was also selected as a result of reaching the goal number of matched survey baseline and follow-up pairs. The number of participants trained in this window was 3,618.
A total of 2,694 surveys were mailed to eligible participants (an average of 40 days after the participant attended a CHLA CC training session). A total of 924 (26%) trainees were ineligible to receive a survey because they did not meet the eligibility criteria developed by the program and research leadership. Eligibility criteria included: 1) participants trained within the last calendar month, 2) those employed in a center, family child care home, or license-exempt caregiver (excluding those in support roles of child care and students), 3) those whose primary language was English or Spanish (due to the survey language availability), and 4) those who provided complete mailing address information. Due to the very low number of license-exempt caregivers, this group was not included in the final analyses. Of the 2,694 surveys mailed 874 returned a baseline survey (32% response rate). A small number of these (14 of the 874) returned their baseline survey beyond the time to be included in the analyses (4-6 months after training). As a result, 860 follow-up surveys were mailed and 617 were returned for a 72% return rate (215 participants were mailed a second follow-up survey). As a result of the additional follow-up survey mailing, a total of 640 providers returned both the baseline and the
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