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Schochet, Owen; Li, Ann; Del Grosso, Patricia; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Porter, Toni; Reid, Natalie; Bromer, Juliet – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2023
In 2019, more than 5 million providers cared for one or more children either in their own home or in a child's home. Home-based child care (HBCC) providers are a varied group that includes listed providers and unlisted providers who do and do not receive payment. HBCC is especially prevalent in communities of color, communities with high…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Family Environment, National Surveys
Michelle F. Maier – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2023
Head Start uses a whole-family approach to support the well-being of children and families with low incomes. As a two-generation model, Head Start provides comprehensive services for families and children from birth through age 5, and family support services for parents. Intentional alignment and coordination across these services is expected to…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Federal Programs, Social Services, Family Programs
Caroline Lauver; Harshini Shah; Louisa Tarullo – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2023
Head Start programs engage parents to support children's growth from birth through age 5 through services that promote early learning and development, health, and family well-being. These programs specifically seek to assist families with low incomes and families facing a variety of other adversities. The Head Start REACH: Strengthening Outreach,…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Young Children, Family (Sociological Unit)
Harshini Shah; Louisa Tarullo – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2023
Head Start programs engage parents to support children's growth from birth through age 5 through services that promote early learning and development, health, and family well-being. These programs specifically seek to assist families with low incomes and families facing a variety of other adversities. To foster positive child and family outcomes,…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool Children, Young Children
Harshini Shah; Louisa Tarullo – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2023
The Head Start REACH: Strengthening Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Approaches with Families project is focused on understanding the eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance/retention (ERSEA) approaches that Head Start programs use to engage Head Start--eligible families experiencing adversities. One of the…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Infants, Preschool Children, Poverty
Annie D. Schoch; Cassie S. Gerson; Tamara Halle; Meg Bredeson – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2023
The majority of children from birth to age 5 in the United States regularly attend early care and education (ECE) programs. There are many types of ECE in the United States. Some are publicly funded, such as the federal Head Start and Early Head Start programs and state-funded pre-kindergarten. Others are privately funded community-based…
Descriptors: Child Development, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Molly F. Gordon; Carol Hafford; Mitchell R. Barrows; Stacy B. Ehrlich Loewe; Kyle DeMeo Cook; Melissa Gutwein; Cristina Carrazza; Rachel C. Feldman; Tamara G. Halle; Kristie Kauerz – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2023
The Understanding Children's Transitions from Head Start to Kindergarten (HS2K) Project was a multi-year project funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. The purpose of this project was to better understand how to improve children's…
Descriptors: Social Services, Federal Programs, Low Income Students, Transitional Programs
Anne Douglass; Kelly Maxwell; Kathryn Tout – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2023
State and territory child care and early education (CCEE) leaders typically support a range of professional development (PD) opportunities for CCEE providers. This highlight presents the "Professional Development Matrix for Quality Improvement" created by Douglass, Tout, and Doyle. The matrix provides a framework for organizing and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Professional Development, Educational Strategies