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Skemer, Melanie; Sherman, Arielle; Williams, Sonya; Cummings, Danielle – Administration for Children & Families, 2017
This report presents implementation and early impact results from a random assignment evaluation of the Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP), a subsidized employment program for young people in New York City who have become disconnected from school and work. Operated by various provider agencies, YAIP offers disconnected youth between the ages of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Young Adults, Internship Programs, Youth Programs
Dechausay, Nadine; Anzelone, Caitlin – Administration for Children & Families, 2016
This report describes a collaboration between the Indiana Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) and the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) team. The OECOSL is the lead agency responsible for administering the state's Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), which provides child care subsidies to…
Descriptors: Child Care, Grants, Early Childhood Education, After School Programs
Caronongan, Pia; Kirby, Gretchen; Boller, Kimberly; Modlin, Emily; Lyskawa, Julia – Administration for Children & Families, 2016
This report summarizes the findings of a literature review conducted as part of the Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High-Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ) project. The project's goal is to create a technically sound and feasible instrument that will provide consistent, systematic measures of the implementation and costs of…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
Lee, Helen; Crowne, Sarah; Faucetta, Kristen; Hughes, Rebecca – Administration for Children & Families, 2016
The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start (MIHOPE-Strong Start) is the largest random assignment study to date to examine the effectiveness of home visiting services on improving birth outcomes and infant and maternal health care use for expectant mothers. The study includes local home visiting programs that use one of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Infants, Home Visits, Early Intervention
Harden, Branda Jones – Administration for Children & Families, 2015
Infancy is a time of extreme opportunity, but it is also a time of extreme vulnerability, particularly for those reared in high-risk environments. Although infant exposure to any risk is important to understand, this brief focuses on the experience and impact of "trauma," defined as witnessing or experiencing an event that poses a real…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Trauma, Family Programs
Administration for Children & Families, 2015
The director measure is intended for use with program directors in center-based, family child care, and Head Start/Early Head Start settings for children from birth through five years old. This measure asks respondents general questions about the early childhood education environment, the children enrolled in the program, and how the program…
Descriptors: Administrators, Measures (Individuals), Family School Relationship, Early Childhood Education
Administration for Children & Families, 2015
This report provides detailed summaries of major research investments by OPRE's Division of Family Strengthening (DFS) along with brief overviews of past projects. The featured projects cover topics that include strengthening relationships within families, supporting fatherhood, nurturing children through their families, reducing teen pregnancy,…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Fathers, Early Parenthood, Parent Child Relationship
Derrick-Mills, Teresa; Winkler, Mary K.; Healy, Olivia; Greenberg, Erica – Administration for Children & Families, 2015
Head Start has long focused on assessing and improving program quality to ensure that the children served receive the best possible preparation for school and life. Most research has been focused inside the classroom--the classroom environment, teacher qualifications, and teacher interactions. Of course, the classroom is important because that is…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Federal Programs, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth
Goerge, Robert; Datta, A. Rupa; Xia, Kanru; Witte, Ann D.; Gennetian, Lisa A.; Milesi, Carolina; Brandon, Richard; Guzman, Lina; Zanoni, Wladimir – Administration for Children & Families, 2015
The analyses presented in the Technical Report, "Which Centers Participate in Head Start or Public Pre-Kindergarten" characterize centers that have at least one child whose enrollment is funded through Head Start or Public Pre-K funds. This supplement to the technical report provides interested readers with technical details of the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Early Intervention, Public Schools
Administration for Children & Families, 2015
This report draws on newly available data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to describe early care and education (ECE) centers that participate in two prominent publicly-funded ECE initiatives: Head Start and publicly-funded pre-kindergarten. Although a great deal is known about Head Start programs, and there are sources…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Early Intervention, Public Schools
Michalopoulos, Charles; Lee, Helen; Duggan, Anne; Lundquist, Erika; Tso, Ada; Crowne, Sarah Shea; Burrell, Lori; Somers, Jennifer; Filene, Jill H.; Knox, Virginia – Administration for Children & Families, 2015
"The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation: Early Findings on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program--A Report to Congress" presents the first findings from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE), the legislatively mandated national evaluation of the Maternal, Infant, and…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Program Evaluation, Mothers, Infants
Administration for Children & Families, 2015
The Division of Economic Independence within the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) has primary responsibility for welfare and family self-sufficiency research. OPRE's research in the area of welfare and family self-sufficiency is designed to expand knowledge about effective programs to promote employment, self-sufficiency, and…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Low Income Groups, Employment, Labor Market
Vogel, Cheri A.; Caronongan, Pia; Thomas, Jaime; Bandel, Eileen; Xue, Yange; Henke, Juliette; Aikens, Nikki; Boller, Kimberly; Murphy, Lauren – Administration for Children & Families, 2015
The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) is a descriptive study of Early Head Start programs designed to inform policy and practice at both national and local levels. Baby FACES follows two cohorts of children through their time in Early Head Start, starting in 2009, the first wave of data collection. The Newborn…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Disadvantaged Youth
Administration for Children & Families, 2014
This catalog provides short descriptions of major Division of Child and Family Development (DCFD) projects from Fiscal Year 2014. Multiple projects are described in the areas of child care, Head Start/Early Head Start, child welfare promotion, and the recognition of cultural diversity. An additional section features projects that fall into more…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education
Hsueh, JoAnn; Lowenstein, Amy E.; Morris, Pamela; Mattera, Shira K.; Bangser, Michael – Administration for Children & Families, 2014
In recent years, interest has increased in preschool programs that promote low-income children's early learning and development. Although research in this area has focused mostly on 4-year-olds, a growing number of 3-year-olds attend publicly funded preschool. In fact, in Head Start--a federally funded early childhood education program--the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
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