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JoAnn Hsueh; Harrison Taylor; Michelle Maier; Sydney Roach – Administration for Children & Families, 2024
Child care and early education (CCEE) are essential resources for families and children across the country. Yet qualified educators are choosing to leave their positions, and young professionals are choosing not to enter the field. This instability has been a long-lasting issue and is thought to be driven largely by structural and systemic forces…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Labor Force Development, Early Childhood Teachers
Harrison Taylor – Administration for Children & Families, 2024
To develop a deeper understanding of who Child Care and Early Education (CCEE) educators are--and what influences impact the entry, retention, turnover, and advancement (that is, the workforce dynamics) in this industry--the Building and Sustaining the Child Care and Early Education Workforce (BASE) research team identified and documented existing…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Labor Force Development, Educational Strategies
Alexandra Bernardi; JoAnn Hsueh; Sydney Roach – Administration for Children & Families, 2024
The challenges of recruiting, strengthening, and retaining the child care and early education (CCEE) workforce are well documented. Members of the CCEE workforce typically have low levels of formal education and compensation; limited opportunities for education, training, and professional development; inconsistent working conditions; and high…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Labor Force Development, Educational Strategies
Emily R. Wiegand; Robert M. Goerge; Victor Porcelli; Cynthia Miller – Administration for Children & Families, 2024
High-quality, stable child care and early education (CCEE) can have lasting, positive impacts on children. However, the challenges of recruiting, strengthening, and retaining the CCEE workforce are well documented. CCEE educators typically have low levels of formal education and compensation; limited opportunities for education, training, and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Labor Force Development, Early Childhood Teachers
Michelle Maier; Sydney Roach – Administration for Children & Families, 2024
High-quality, stable child care and early education (CCEE) can have lasting, positive impacts on children. However, there are ongoing challenges in recruiting, supporting, and retaining a qualified, stable CCEE workforce that provides high-quality care. CCEE educators typically have low levels of compensation; limited opportunities for education,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Labor Force Development, Early Childhood Teachers
Tracy Gebhart; Jing Tang; Rebecca Madill – Administration for Children & Families, 2024
This snapshot provides updated findings about parents' child care and early education (CCEE) search and decision-making using the 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) Household (HH) Survey. We present findings on (1) the prevalence of CCEE searches among household respondents, usually parents, that reported on children under…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, National Surveys, Parents
Eddins, Katie; Sama-Miller, Emily; Forrester, Emily; Gemignani, Josefina; Manzer, Jamie; Avellar, Sarah; Childress, Leah – Administration for Children & Families, 2023
Early childhood home visiting (ECHV) has the potential to support families' economic well-being. In ECHV, trained home visitors work in the home with expectant parents or families with young children. Generally, their services focus on supporting and improving maternal, child, and family health and development outcomes. Some ECHV models also…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Home Visits, Economic Factors, Family Financial Resources
Kristen Faucetta; Charles Michalopoulos; Ximena A. Portilla; Kelly Saunders – Administration for Children & Families, 2023
The overarching goal of the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE) is to provide information about whether families and children benefit from Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program-funded early childhood home visiting programs as they operated from 2012 to 2017, and if so, how. The MIECHV Program…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Community Health Services, Infants, Toddlers
Banghart, Patti – Administration for Children & Families, 2022
Various factors influence families' search for child care and early education (CCEE). These factors can be grouped into four dimensions of access: (1) reasonable effort to find CCEE; (2) affordability; (3) meets parents' needs; and (4) supports child development. All states provide a consumer education website to help inform families' child care…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Access to Education
Baxter, Cassandra; Aikens, Nikki; Tarullo, Louisa; Ayoub, Cathy; Roberts, Joanne; Mondi-Rago, Christina; Gaither, McMillan Ilderton – Administration for Children & Families, 2022
This literature review aims to understand who is and is not being served by Head Start among families experiencing adversity; the range of recruitment, selection, enrollment, and retention (RSER) strategies that programs use with families experiencing adversity; the factors that shape the use of RSER strategies; and the effectiveness of specific…
Descriptors: Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, School Holding Power
Douglass, Anne; Halle, Tamara; Kirby, Gretchen; Nagle, Kerensa – Administration for Children & Families, 2022
High quality early care and education (ECE) supports the healthy development and learning of young children. Implementing and sustaining quality depends on staff contributions and actions. Research from fields such as K-12 education, health, and management finds that quality improvement is more likely to occur and be sustained in the context of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Young Children, Early Childhood Teachers
Xue, Y.; Atkins-Burnett, S.; Vogel, C.; Cannon, J. – Administration for Children & Families, 2022
Early Head Start is a comprehensive, two-generation federal initiative for low-income pregnant women and families who have infants and toddlers ages 3 or younger. The Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) require center-based and family child care Early Head Start programs to "provide responsive care, effective teaching, and an…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Federal Programs, Social Services, Young Children
Corso, Phaedra S.; Ingels, Justin B.; Walcott, Rebecca L. – Administration for Children & Families, 2022
Children develop fastest in their earliest years, and the skills and abilities they develop in those years lay the foundation for their future success. Similarly, early adverse experiences can contribute to poor social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and health outcomes both in early childhood and later life. Children who grow up in families…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Home Visits, Preschool Children, Child Development
Nguyen, Tutrang; Malone, Lizabeth; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Larson, Addison; Cannon, Judy – Administration for Children & Families, 2022
The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) and the American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (AIAN FACES) are separate studies done successively over time. One goal for these studies is to provide a national picture of children's readiness for school. In this research brief, the authors use…
Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Ability, School Readiness, Low Income Students
Reid, Natalie; Aikens, Nikki; Larson, Addison; Tarullo, Louisa; Cannon, Judy; Malone, Lizabeth – Administration for Children & Families, 2022
This research brief uses nationally representative data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2019) to understand why Head Start families choose their child's Head Start program, what their experiences are like in their program, and if they plan to return next year. The findings offer a glimpse of program characteristics…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Federal Programs, Social Services, Kindergarten
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