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ERIC Number: ED539261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 44
Head Start Children, Families, and Programs: Present and Past Data from FACES. OPRE Report 2011-33a
Hulsey, Lara Kristin; Aikens, Nikki; Kopack, Ashley; West, Jerry; Moiduddin, Emily; Tarullo, Louisa
Administration for Children & Families
This report provides a portrait of children entering Head Start for the first time in fall 2009, as well as of their family backgrounds and the classrooms and programs that serve them. The report also offers comparisons across the past decade of the Head Start program to delineate trends and changes in the population served and the services provided. Data are drawn from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), which 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, and opinions; Head Start classroom practices and quality measures; and child and family outcomes. FACES includes a battery of child assessments across many developmental domains; interviews with children's parents, teachers, and program managers; and observations of classroom quality. In 2008, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) funded Mathematica Policy Research and its partners--Educational Testing Service and Juarez and Associates--to design and conduct FACES 2009. (Contains 18 figures, 4 tables, and 61 notes.)
Administration for Children & Families. US Department of Health and Human Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW, Washington, DC 20447. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey