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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
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
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
Anne Douglass; Kathryn Tout; Stephanie Doyle – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2021
Early care and education (ECE) leaders often consider new content, curricula, and models to include in their quality improvement (QI) toolkit. The Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) centers equity in its approach to engaging staff at all levels in an ECE program. It is a promising approach for center-based ECE programs (with the potential to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Educational Quality
Paschall, Katherine; Halle, Tamara; Maxwell, Kelly – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2020
This report provides a descriptive comparison of the early care and education (ECE) landscape across rural, moderate-density urban (suburban), and high-density urban areas. The goal of this comparison was to understand whether ECE availability and characteristics in rural areas differ from those in more densely populated communities. We used…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Rural Areas, Child Care Centers
Gatewood, Amanda K. – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2019
This brief describes the household composition of migrant and seasonally laboring families who are eligible for MSHS. These families may or may not be enrolled in MSHS at the time that they were surveyed. Understanding the composition of migrant and seasonal farmworker families and households may identify some areas of focus for MSHS programs who…
Descriptors: Migrants, Seasonal Laborers, Family Characteristics, Family (Sociological Unit)
Balu, Rekha; Lee, Shawna; Steimle, Samantha – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2018
Building Bridges and Bonds (B3), a federally funded study of Responsible Fatherhood programs, is testing a set of innovative approaches designed to help fathers advance their parenting and employment skills. One of these innovations is a new smartphone-based application called DadTime. It is one of the first mobile applications specifically…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Attendance, Parent Participation, Fathers
Murray, Desiree W.; Rosanbalm, Katie – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
This brief reviews the importance of self-regulation for adolescents and young adults and provides guidelines for supporting self-regulation development for 14 to 25-year-olds. The following questions are answered: (1) Self-Regulation: What is it and why is it important?; (2) Why focus on self-regulation in older adolescents and young adults?; (3)…
Descriptors: Self Control, Adolescent Development, Adult Development, Late Adolescents
Isreal, Dina; Behrmann, Rebecca; Wulfsohn, Samantha – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
This brief introduces the Building Bridges and Bonds study (B3) to practitioners and stakeholders in the fatherhood field. It describes three innovative practices for Responsible Fatherhood programs. Each innovation is practical and interactive and addresses issues important to low-income fathers. The B3 team selected them for their high potential…
Descriptors: Fathers, Low Income Groups, Parenting Skills, Parent Child Relationship
De La Rosa, Bill – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation's (OPRE's) Division of Child and Family Development (DCFD) is responsible for research and evaluation related to Head Start programs, early childhood development, child care, child maltreatment, and child welfare services. OPRE's research in the area of child and family development focuses on young…
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Intervention, Young Children, Child Care
Chazan-Cohen, Rachel; Zaslow, Martha; Raikes, Helen H.; Elicker, James; Paulsell, Diane; Dean, Allyson; Kriener-Althen, Kerry – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
This brief is an effort to explore the meaning of the word "curriculum" when applied to working with infants and toddlers. The idea for the brief emerged from the early childhood community--specifically two groups of applied researchers funded by the Administration for Children and Families, INQUIRE and NITR. [See insert box on page 12…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum
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