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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
Xue, Yange; Del Grosso, Patricia; Carlson, Barbara – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
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…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Child Care Centers, Partnerships in Education, Early Intervention
Shah, Harshini; De Mond, Ayesha; Monahan, Shannon; Tarullo, Louisa – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2021
Half of all infants and toddlers receive care in nonparental settings, such as centers and family child care (FCC) homes. On average, infants and toddlers spend more hours per week in care than preschoolers do. Yet infant-toddler care has been identified as lower quality than care for older children, suggesting that professional development (PD)…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Care, Child Care Centers
Nguyen, Tutrang; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Monahan, Shannon; Tarullo, Louisa – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2021
Children's early interactions with adults during the first three years of life are instrumental in the development of their language, cognitive, and social skills, which in turn are strongly related to later achievement and success into adolescence. Early childhood professionals working with infants and toddlers need to understand children's…
Descriptors: Caregiver Attitudes, Beliefs, Early Childhood Education, Infants
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
Kelly, Mason – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2020
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, childcare, child maltreatment, and child welfare services. OPRE's research in the area of child and family development focuses on young…
Descriptors: Child Development, Family Environment, Early Childhood Education, Child Welfare
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
Aikens, Nikki; Nikki, Lizabeth; Klein, Ashley Kopack; West, Jerry; Tarullo, Louisa – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
This brief focuses on Head Start children's developmental progress and kindergarten experiences, drawing on data from the 2009 cohort of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2009). The focal population is children who entered Head Start for the first time in fall 2009, completed one or two years of the program, and were…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Child Development, Young Children, Kindergarten
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
Sosinsky, Laura; Ruprecht, Karen; Horm, Diane; Kriener-Althen, Kerry; Vogel, Cheri; Halle, Tamara – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2016
Approximately half of all children under the age of three in the United States have a regular child care arrangement (nearly 44 percent of infants from birth to 12 months, 52 percent from 12 to 24 months, and 56 percent from 24 to 36 months; NSECE Project Team, 2015). The percentages of infants and toddlers in center-based care increases with age,…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Best Practices, Child Care