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Caroline Lauver; Harshini Shah; Louisa Tarullo – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2023
Head Start programs engage parents to support children's growth from birth through age 5 through services that promote early learning and development, health, and family well-being. These programs specifically seek to assist families with low incomes and families facing a variety of other adversities. The Head Start REACH: Strengthening Outreach,…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Young Children, Family (Sociological Unit)
Harshini Shah; Louisa Tarullo – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2023
Head Start programs engage parents to support children's growth from birth through age 5 through services that promote early learning and development, health, and family well-being. These programs specifically seek to assist families with low incomes and families facing a variety of other adversities. To foster positive child and family outcomes,…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool Children, Young Children
Harshini Shah; Louisa Tarullo – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2023
The Head Start REACH: Strengthening Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Approaches with Families project is focused on understanding the eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance/retention (ERSEA) approaches that Head Start programs use to engage Head Start--eligible families experiencing adversities. One of the…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Infants, Preschool Children, Poverty
Doran, Elizabeth; Reid, Natalie; Bernstein, Sara; Nguyen, Tutrang; Dang, Myley; Li, Ann; Kopack Klein, Ashley; Rakibullah, Sharika; Scott, Myah; Cannon, Judy; Harrington, Jeff; Larson, Addison; Tarullo, Louisa; Malone, Lizabeth – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
Head Start is a national program that helps young children from families with low income get ready to succeed in school. It does this by working to promote their early learning and health and their families' well-being. The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) provides national information about Head Start programs and…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Low Income Students, Social Services, Children
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
Harding, Jessica F.; Nguyen, Tutrang; Malone, Lizabeth; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Tarullo, Louisa; Aikens, Nikki – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
In spring 2020, in response to the COVID-19 (for coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, many early care and education centers, including Head Start centers, closed their physical buildings and changed their operations to virtual. Because of health and safety restrictions, OPRE was unable to directly assess children's skills in spring 2020 for the…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Low Income Students, Social Services, Experience
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
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
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)
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
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