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ERIC Number: ED621911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2022-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
A Snapshot of Quality in Child Care Centers That Partner with Early Head Start Programs: Insights from Baby FACES 2018. OPRE Report 2022-121
Xue, Yange; Del Grosso, Patricia; Carlson, Barbara
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Partnerships between Early Head Start (EHS) programs and child care providers aim to increase access to high quality, comprehensive services that meet the needs of infants and toddlers from families with low incomes. Quality in early care and education matters. In prior research, high quality early care and education was associated with better outcomes for children, particularly children living in poverty. The EHS Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) conceptual framework illustrates how multiple dimensions of quality may be associated with infant and toddler development and learning. In this brief, the authors use this framework and adopt a definition of child care quality to include the structural features of classrooms and characteristics of staff as well as the process quality of the interactions and relationships between teachers and children, and parents and teachers. Drawing on data from Baby FACES 2018, this brief fills a gap in knowledge on EHS-CC partnerships by providing a snapshot of quality in partner classrooms--that is, classrooms in child care partner centers that included at least one child enrolled in EHS. [For "Early Head Start Programs, Staff, and Infants/Toddlers and Families Served: Baby FACES 2018 Data Tables. OPRE Report 2021-92," see ED613544.]
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. Administration for Children & Families, US Department of Health and Human Services, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE); Mathematica
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Early Head Start
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: HHSP233201500035I; HHSP23337006T