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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
Casanueva, C.; Smith, K.; Ringeisen, H.; Dolan, M.; Testa, M.; Burfeind, C. – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2020
Early intervention for children with developmental delays or disabilities may prevent future need for special education services. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) allows each state to establish criteria for eligibility for early intervention services for children younger than 3 years old (Part C) and special education…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Young Children, Foster Care, Access to Education
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
Wasserman, Kyla; Walter, Johanna; Luczywek, Beata; Wagner, Hannah; Redcross, Cindy – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2019
This report presents findings from a feasibility evaluation of the Bridges to Pathways (Bridges) program. Bridges was a program for young men in Chicago between the ages of 17 and 21 years who were involved with the criminal or juvenile justice system and lacked a high school credential. The program offered intensive mentoring and case management,…
Descriptors: Males, Young Adults, Adolescents, Juvenile Justice
Gardiner, Karen; Rolston, Howard; Fein, David; Cho, Sung-Woo – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
This report documents the implementation and early impacts of the Pathways to Healthcare program, operated by Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. Pathways to Healthcare is one promising effort to help low-income, low-skilled adults access and complete occupational training that can lead to increased employment and higher earnings. It is one…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Allied Health Occupations Education, Credentials, Academic Advising
Friese, Sarah; Lin, Van-Kim; Forry, Nicole; Tout, Kathryn – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
Recent federal policy changes have placed new requirements on states to demonstrate and document their efforts to improve access to high-quality early care and education (ECE), and have made clear the urgent need for a shared understanding of this concept. This guidebook was developed to address the need for developing a common understanding and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2016
This document offers a national picture of selected segments of the early care and education (ECE) market by describing how important attributes of the supply of and the demand for center-based care relate to each other. The document also provides a methodological guide for using newly available data from the National Survey of Early Care and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, National Surveys, Child Care Centers