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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
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
Kirby, Gretchen; Caronongan, Pia; Burwick, Andrew; Monahan, Shannon; Poznyak, Dmitriy; Schulte, Theresa; Lyskawa, Julia; Kelly, Annalee – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
The goals of the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ) are to (1) produce technically sound, systematic measures of the implementation and costs of education and care in center-based settings that serve children from birth to age 5; (2) produce implementation and cost measures to examine the variation in ECE…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Measurement, Costs, Educational Quality
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
The 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) is funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families. The project team is led by NORC at the University of Chicago. The 2019 NSECE is comprised of four integrated, nationally representative surveys which include: (1)…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, National Surveys, Parent Surveys, Supply and Demand
Douglass, Anne; Kirby, Gretchen – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
The early care and education (ECE) field is still in the early stages of building the infrastructure it needs to attract, support, and sustain strong leadership (Austin, 2014; Goffin & Daga, 2017; Kirby et al., 2021; Pacchiano et al., 2016). This brief presents the findings from a review of research on ECE leadership development initiatives…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Leadership Effectiveness, Evidence Based Practice
Lin, Van-Kim; Alvira-Hammond, Marta; Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Ehrlich Loewe, Stacy B.; Halle, Tamara; Barrows, Mitchell R.; du Toit, Nola – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs uniquely support the frequent transitions, including the transition to kindergarten, that children in migrant and seasonal families may experience. Lessons learned from how MSHS programs support transitions may have implications for MSHS and other federally funded early care and education (ECE)…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Low Income Students, Social Services, Migrant Education
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
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
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
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
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
Duggan, Anne; Portilla, Ximena A.; Filene, Jill H.; Crowne, Sarah Shea; Hill, Carolyn J.; Lee, Helen; Knox, Virginia – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2018
This implementation research report describes the local programs, home visiting staff, and families who participated in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE), a national evaluation of the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program launched in 2011. This national evaluation is…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Home Visits
Madill, Rebecca; Halle, Tamara; Gebhart, Tracy; Shuey, Elizabeth – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2018
While many efforts to improve the quality of early care and education (ECE) have focused on increasing teachers' and caregivers' competencies and knowledge specific to the teaching of young children, a small body of research suggests that an ECE workforce that is mentally healthy can provide the best-quality care for children. The primary research…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mental Health, Preschool Teachers, Stress Variables
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
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