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ERIC Number: ED517209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 227
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
Data Tables for FACES 2006: A Year in Head Start Report. ACF-ORPRE Report
Hulsey, Lara; Aikens, Nikki; Xue, Yange; Tarullo, Louisa; West, Jerry
Administration for Children & Families
The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) was first launched in 1997 as a periodic longitudinal study of program performance. Successive nationally representative samples of Head Start children, their families, classrooms, and programs provide descriptive information on the population served; staff qualifications, credentials, beliefs and opinions; classroom practices and quality measures; and child and family outcomes. FACES includes a battery of direct child assessments across multiple domains. It also comprises interviews with the child's parents, teachers and program managers, as well as direct observations of classroom quality. This set of tables is designed to accompany a research brief which profiles the 3- and 4-year-old Head Start children and families who were newly enrolled in the program in fall 2006 and are still attending in spring 2007 (see Aikens et al. 2010). Following an introduction to the study methodology and sample, the tables in the first section provide information on the children's characteristics, family demographics, and home life, including language background, educational environment of the home, family routines, and socioeconomic risk status in spring 2007. These tables also include information on parent involvement in Head Start and level of satisfaction with their own and their children's Head Start experiences. The next sections, on cognitive and social-emotional/health outcomes in spring 2007, chronicle children's developmental progress over the Head Start year. They examine whether these outcomes vary by age, gender, race/ethnicity, or risk status. The following section presents the characteristics of their teachers and classrooms, including measures of observed quality in spring 2007. Subsequent sections provide information on fall-spring change in family environment, child cognitive, social-emotional, and health outcomes. The next section examines the relationships among child, family, and classroom factors and children's outcomes; the methods used for those analyses appear in advance of the tables in that section. The final section provides tables of standard deviations and standard errors. (Contains 183 tables and 12 footnotes.) [For related report, "A Year in Head Start: Children, Families and Programs. ACF-ORPRE Report", see ED517213.]
Administration for Children & Families. US Department of Health and Human Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW, Washington, DC 20447. Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation; Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey