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Shah, Harshini; Niland, Katherine; Kharsa, Miranda; Caronongan, Pia; Moiduddin, Emily – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2020
In 2017, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) funded Mathematica to conduct the Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) project. The project aims to examine existing efforts across states, institutions of higher education, professional organizations, and…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Caregivers, Preschool Teachers
Del Grosso, Patricia; Thomas, Jaime; Fung, Nickie; Levere, Michael; Albanese, Scilla – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2020
Prior research suggests that partnerships in early care and education have the potential to enhance the quality of care and offer comprehensive services to more children and families. This brief draws on data from the national descriptive study of Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships to describe the activities partnerships engage in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Child Care, Partnerships in Education
Del Grosso, Patricia; Thomas, Jaime; Fung, Nickie; Levere, Michael; Albanese, Scilla – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2020
When combined with high quality early care and education, comprehensive services are intended to support families in their role as caregivers and foster the health and well-being of children. Connecting children and families to these services is a foundational feature of the Head Start and Early Head Start (EHS) models. Partnerships between EHS…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Child Care, Partnerships in Education
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2020
This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. This interim guidance is intended for administrators of public and private…
Descriptors: Disease Control, College Administration, Administrator Role, Public Colleges
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2020
Schools, working together with local health departments, have an important role in slowing the spread of diseases and protecting vulnerable students and staff, to help ensure students have safe and healthy learning environments. This guidance will help public and private child care programs, K-12 schools, and their partners understand how to help…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Crisis Management, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
Del Grosso, Patricia; Thomas, Jaime; Makowsky, Libby; Levere, Michael; Fung, Nickie; Paulsell, Diane – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2019
High quality early learning experiences can promote young children's development and help to reduce achievement gaps between children from low-income families and children from more affluent families. Early care and education programs also promote parents' ability to support their children's learning, and allow parents to work or go to school.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Child Care, Partnerships in Education
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2018
Over the past decade, the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (hereinafter referred to as "the Committee") has examined a number of rural issues that touch upon the social determinants of health. The Committee's past work has focused on understanding how conditions and outcomes such as homelessness, childhood…
Descriptors: Child Neglect, Family Environment, Early Experience, Mortality Rate
Michalopoulos, Charles; Faucetta, Kristen; Warren, Anne; Mitchell, Robert – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2017
Children from low-income families are more likely than those from higher income families to have poor social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and health outcomes. One approach that has helped parents and their young children is home visiting, which provides information, resources, and support to expectant parents and families with young…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Low Income Groups, Home Visits, Family Programs
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2017
This report provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) programs, accomplishments, challenges, and Management's accountability for the resources. It provides fiscal and summary performance results that enable the President, Congress, and the American people to asses their accomplishments for the reporting period…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Public Agencies, Health Services, Human Services
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2016
The purpose of this policy statement is to support early childhood programs and States by providing recommendations that promote the development and learning of young children, birth to age five, who are dual language learners (DLLs). The statement also provides support to tribal communities in their language revitalization efforts within tribal…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Early Experience, Young Children
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2016
This policy statement from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (ED) provides recommendations to early childhood systems and programs on family engagement. Family engagement refers to the systematic inclusion of families in activities and programs that promote children's development, learning, and wellness,…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship, Child Development
Horm, Diane; Norris, Deborah; Perry, Deborah; Chazan-Cohen, Rachel; Halle, Tamara – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2016
This report summarizes research about development during the first 3 years of life. It highlights research in domains that are foundational for later school readiness and success, including: (1) perceptual, motor, and physical development; (2) social and emotional development; (3) approaches to learning; (4) language and communication; and (5)…
Descriptors: Child Development, Infants, Toddlers, Young Children
Klein, Sacha – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2016
Young children birth through five years old in the United States are more likely to experience child maltreatment, subsequent child welfare system (CWS) involvement, negative developmental outcomes, and serious maltreatment-related injuries and death than older children. This research-to-practice brief provides a model for how early care and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Welfare, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
Goesling, Brian; Covington, Reginald D.; Manlove, Jennifer; Barry, Megan; Oman, Roy F.; Veseley, Sara – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2015
Some of the nation's most vulnerable youth are those living in foster care and other out-of-home settings. Many such youth have experienced abuse and neglect, face mental health and substance abuse challenges, and struggle with serious behavioral problems (Casanueva et al. 2014). They are more likely than their peers to have academic struggles and…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Foster Care, Program Effectiveness, Youth Programs
Moodie, Shannon; Daneri, Paula; Goldhagen, Samantha; Halle, Tamara; Green, Katie; LaMonte, Lauren – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2014
For children age birth to five, physical, cognitive, linguistic, and social-emotional growth and development occur at a rapid pace. While all children in this age range may not reach developmental milestones (e.g., smiling, saying first words, taking first steps) at the same time, development that does not happen within an expected timeframe can…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Screening Tests, Measurement Techniques
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