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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
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
Jones, Christopher; Shah, Harshini; Xue, Yange – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
Adults who provide care and education to young children have a great responsibility, as children's early environment and relationships have profound and lifelong effects. The Early Head Start conceptual framework recognizes that the characteristics of teachers and home visitors who deliver core Early Head Start services to children and families…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Federal Programs, Social Services, Home Visits
Harding, Jessica F.; Gleason, Philip; Aikens, Nikki; Malone, Lizabeth; Tarullo, Louisa; Cannon, Judy; Cronquist, Kathryn – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2021
Research has found that children who attend Head Start for more than one year tend to score higher on cognitive skills at the end of pre-K or at kindergarten entry than children who attend for one year or less (Lee 2011; Wen et al. 2012b; Xue et al. 2016). Although attending Head Start for more years is linked with higher cognitive scores,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Federal Programs, Achievement Gains, Language Skills
Bernstein, Sara; Bush, Charles; Aikens, Nikki; Moiduddin, Emily; Harding, Jessica F.; Malone, Lizabeth; Tarullo, Louisa; Cannon, Judy; Filipczak, Kai; Lukashanets, Serge – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2019
Head Start is a national program that promotes 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 Head Start program provides comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Preschool Children, Economically Disadvantaged, Teacher Characteristics
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
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
Moiduddin, Emily; Bush, Charles; Manley, Mikia; Aikens, Nikki; Tarullo, Louisa; Malone, Lizabeth; Lukashanets, Serge – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
This report includes key information on the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014-2018 (FACES 2014) study design and a set of data tables presents descriptive statistics for the characteristics of classrooms, teachers, centers, and programs serving Head Start children and families in spring 2015. Data are drawn from the spring 2015…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Preschool Children, Economically Disadvantaged, Teacher Characteristics