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Glosser, Asaph; Ellis, Emily – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2018
People served by public assistance programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) often have difficulty finding jobs in the competitive labor market. This report describes the ways in which eight TANF programs primarily serving American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) families use subsidized employment. Subsidized employment…
Descriptors: Employment Programs, American Indians, Tribes, Alaska Natives
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
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
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
Rolston, Howard; Copson, Elizabeth; Gardiner, Karen – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
This report provides evidence on the implementation and early impacts of one promising effort to meet the needs of low-income students and local employers for skilled workers, the Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA). VIDA, a community-based organization, is one of nine career pathways programs in the Pathways for Advancing…
Descriptors: Career Pathways, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Low Income Students
Murray, Desiree W.; Rosanbalm, Katie – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
This brief reviews the importance of self-regulation for adolescents and young adults and provides guidelines for supporting self-regulation development for 14 to 25-year-olds. The following questions are answered: (1) Self-Regulation: What is it and why is it important?; (2) Why focus on self-regulation in older adolescents and young adults?; (3)…
Descriptors: Self Control, Adolescent Development, Adult Development, Late Adolescents
Isreal, Dina; Behrmann, Rebecca; Wulfsohn, Samantha – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
This brief introduces the Building Bridges and Bonds study (B3) to practitioners and stakeholders in the fatherhood field. It describes three innovative practices for Responsible Fatherhood programs. Each innovation is practical and interactive and addresses issues important to low-income fathers. The B3 team selected them for their high potential…
Descriptors: Fathers, Low Income Groups, Parenting Skills, Parent Child Relationship
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
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
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
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
Chazan-Cohen, Rachel; Zaslow, Martha; Raikes, Helen H.; Elicker, James; Paulsell, Diane; Dean, Allyson; Kriener-Althen, Kerry – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
This brief is an effort to explore the meaning of the word "curriculum" when applied to working with infants and toddlers. The idea for the brief emerged from the early childhood community--specifically two groups of applied researchers funded by the Administration for Children and Families, INQUIRE and NITR. [See insert box on page 12…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum
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
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