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Doran, Elizabeth; Reid, Natalie; Bernstein, Sara; Nguyen, Tutrang; Dang, Myley; Li, Ann; Kopack Klein, Ashley; Rakibullah, Sharika; Scott, Myah; Cannon, Judy; Harrington, Jeff; Larson, Addison; Tarullo, Louisa; Malone, Lizabeth – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
Head Start is a national program that helps young children from families with low income get ready to succeed in school. It does this by working to promote their early learning and health and their families' well-being. The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) provides national information about Head Start programs and…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Low Income Students, Social Services, Children
Harding, Jessica F.; Nguyen, Tutrang; Malone, Lizabeth; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Tarullo, Louisa; Aikens, Nikki – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
In spring 2020, in response to the COVID-19 (for coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, many early care and education centers, including Head Start centers, closed their physical buildings and changed their operations to virtual. Because of health and safety restrictions, OPRE was unable to directly assess children's skills in spring 2020 for the…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Low Income Students, Social Services, Experience
Doran, Elizabeth; Li, Ann; Aikens, Nikki; Dang, Myley; Kopack Klein, Ashley; Reid, Natalie; Scott, Myah; Rakibullah, Sharika; Cannon, Judy; Harrington, Jeff; Larson, Addison; Bernstein, Sara; Tarullo, Louisa; Malone, Lizabeth – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
Head Start is a national program that helps young children from families with low incomes get ready to succeed in school. It does this by working to promote their early learning and health and their families' well-being. The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) provides national information about Head Start programs and…
Descriptors: Social Services, Low Income Students, Federal Programs, Family Relationship
Bernstein, Sara; Reid, Natalie; Harrington, Jeffrey; Malone, Lizabeth – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
Head Start is an essential part of the programs and funding streams that provide early care and education (ECE) services to young children in the U.S. Head Start focuses on supporting children and families with low incomes, but also contributes to the broader effort to expand access to high quality ECE for all young children. Programs and…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Social Services, Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education
Gonzalez, Katie; Bernstein, Sara; Malone, Lizabeth; Larson, Addison – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2021
COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and a public health emergency by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in March 2020 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020). In the following months, families in the U.S. experienced financial hardships such as job and income loss, increasing food insecurity, and loss of…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education, COVID-19
Harding, Jessica F.; Gleason, Philip; Aikens, Nikki; Malone, Lizabeth; Tarullo, Louisa; Cannon, Judy; Cronquist, Kathryn – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2021
Research has found that children who attend Head Start for more than one year tend to score higher on cognitive skills at the end of pre-K or at kindergarten entry than children who attend for one year or less (Lee 2011; Wen et al. 2012b; Xue et al. 2016). Although attending Head Start for more years is linked with higher cognitive scores,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Federal Programs, Achievement Gains, Language Skills
Bernstein, Sara; Bush, Charles; Aikens, Nikki; Moiduddin, Emily; Harding, Jessica F.; Malone, Lizabeth; Tarullo, Louisa; Cannon, Judy; Filipczak, Kai; Lukashanets, Serge – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2019
Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families. The Head Start program provides comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Preschool Children, Economically Disadvantaged, Teacher Characteristics
Klein, Ashley Kopack; Aikens, Nikki; Malone, Lizabeth; Tarullo, Louisa – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2018
Using data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014), this research brief describes the family background and developmental progress of Head Start children as they complete a program year (from Fall 2014 to Spring 2015). This brief highlights descriptive information from the FACES 2014-2015 Data Tables and Study Design…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, School Readiness, Family Characteristics, Child Development
Bernstein, Sara; Malone, Lizabeth – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2018
Using data from the American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (AI/AN FACES 2015), this brief describes the developmental progress of Region XI Head Start children as they complete a program year. AI/AN FACES 2015 is the first national study of Region XI Head Start children, families, and programs. Since 1997,…
Descriptors: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Child Development, Program Effectiveness
Malone, Lizabeth; Bernstein, Sara; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Xue, Yange – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2018
Head Start is a national program that aims to promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families. The program places special emphasis on helping preschoolers develop the reading, language,…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Preschool Children
Moiduddin, Emily; Bush, Charles; Manley, Mikia; Aikens, Nikki; Tarullo, Louisa; Malone, Lizabeth; Lukashanets, Serge – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
This report includes key information on the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014-2018 (FACES 2014) study design and a set of data tables presents descriptive statistics for the characteristics of classrooms, teachers, centers, and programs serving Head Start children and families in spring 2015. Data are drawn from the spring 2015…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Preschool Children, Economically Disadvantaged, Teacher Characteristics
Malone, Lizabeth; Knas, Emily; Cavanaugh, Michael; West, Jerry – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2016
Providing high quality, culturally appropriate early childhood services across the prenatal to age 5 continuum is a critical policy and programmatic issue in the United States, notably among the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) population. To best support AI/AN children and families, better data will help document their needs for early…
Descriptors: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Child Care, Early Childhood Education