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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
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
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
Rodler, Liza – Administration for Children & Families, 2021
The Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program serves refugees and other eligible youth within the United States who do not have a parent or relative available to care for them. While current research points to the importance of education for vulnerable populations including refugees, immigrants, and youth in foster care, there are gaps in the…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigrants, Foster Care, Educational Attainment
Paschall, Katherine; Davis, Elizabeth E.; Tout, Kathryn – Administration for Children & Families, 2021
Families across the United States face a variety of challenges securing early care and education (ECE) for their children. The supply and price of ECE programs in local areas tell part but not all the access story for families. Describing access across multiple dimensions provides decision makers with a deeper understanding of families' ECE needs…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Access to Education, Family Characteristics
McCormick, Meghan; Sarfo, Bright; Brennan, Emily – Administration for Children & Families, 2021
Over 5 million American children under the age of 18 years, a disproportionate number of whom are Black or Latino, have had a residential parent jailed or incarcerated. While a number of existing studies identify parental incarceration as a key risk factor for poor child and family outcomes, there is more limited information describing programs…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Hispanic Americans
Baumgartner, Scott; Cavadel, Elizabeth; Allison-Clark, Katherine – Administration for Children & Families, 2021
To promote children's healthy development and give them opportunities to flourish, families need a wide range of support services. These services are often disconnected from each other. Early care and education (ECE) has a particularly fragmented system (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2018). Systems with myriad processes…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Health, Family Needs, Poverty
Kirby, Gretchen; Douglass, Anne; Lyskawa, Julia; Jones, Christopher; Malone, Lizabeth – Administration for Children & Families, 2021
Leadership is widely recognized as an essential driver of organizational performance and improvement, but little is known about who participates in leadership in early care and education (ECE) center-based settings and its role in improving quality and outcomes for staff and children. Additionally, information on how to define key constructs…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Leadership, Child Care Centers
Lin, Van-Kim; Maxwell, Kelly – Administration for Children & Families, 2021
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule approved in 2016 outlined major policy changes in four areas: (1) health and safety; (2) consumer education; (3) equal access to high-quality care for children in families with low-incomes; and (4) quality improvement and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Federal Aid
Datta, A. Rupa; Milesi, C.; Srivastava, S.; Zapata-Gietl, C. – Administration for Children & Families, 2021
This chartbook presents nationally representative estimates of all home-based care to children under age 13, using data from the 2012 and 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). Home-based providers discussed in the report include both paid and unpaid providers of care. It describes counts of home-based providers and children…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Child Caregivers, Children
Eddins, Katie; Clary, Elizabeth – Administration for Children & Families, 2021
The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), authorized by Congress in 2010, is one of the largest federally funded programs designed to prevent adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections and prepare youth for successful transition to adulthood. PREP legislation requires grantees to incorporate into their programs content on…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Youth Programs, Money Management, Relevance (Education)
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