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Duer Jennifer K., Jenkins Jade Marcus, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This mixed-methods study aims to answer three research questions regarding the impact of EHS on families and young children including: (1) What is the impact of EHS on long-run cognitive and health outcomes? (2) What is the effect of…

Williams Bethany, Sisson Susan B., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The goal of this study is to understand the relationship between the community around an ECE and classroom health quality by program arrangement (Head Start, community-based childcare, family childcare home) by the following specific aims: Aim 1…

MDRC, MEF Associates, NORC, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Since its origins, Head Start has emphasized delivering comprehensive services that align with children and families' diverse strengths and needs. A strength of Head Start's approach has been its dual focus on offering comprehensive services that…
Sama-Miller Emily, Ross Christine, Cavadel Elizabeth, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Through this project, ACF seeks to learn more about how states and communities coordinate early care and education, family economic security, and/or other health and human services to most efficiently and effectively serve the needs of low-income…

Lundquist Alexandra, McBride Brent A., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
In addition to the type and amount of food children eat within ECE settings, how children eat is an equally important component of a healthful mealtime environment. Responsive feeding, or how children are fed, is defined broadly by creating a…
Wallace Laura E., Manz Patricia Holliday, 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study will critically examine the SafeStart model in regard to factors related to the timing of services, pre-enrollment factors, and transitions. The SafeStart program, an integrated service model, is a collaboration between the Pennsylvania…
Cook Kyle Demeo, Coley Rebekah Levine, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study describes the efforts undertaken by Head Start programs to coordinate with elementary schools to support children's transition to kindergarten. Given research showing that a substantial proportion of children face challenges adjusting to…
Askew Christell, Oya Patti, Elquist Marty, Haboush-Deloye Amanda, Davidson Dawn, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
In line with the goals of the CCDBG Act of 2014 to enhance the quality of child care for low-income children, the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services Child Care and Development Program enacted a policy on March 1, 2016 to require…
George Thomas, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Hatfield Bridget E., Taylor Dawn Woods, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The 2014 Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act has potentially large impacts on the children, families, and providers that participate in the subsidy system. The impacts are likely to be particularly salient for home-based providers and…
Malone Lizabeth M., 2014
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The American Indian and Alaska Native Early Childhood Needs Assessment Project (AI/AN EC Needs Assessment) seeks to lay the foundation for understanding the need for early childhood services in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The…
Paulsell Diane, Del Grosso Patricia, Thomas Jaime, 2013
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of the Study of Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-child care) Partnerships is to improve our understanding of how EHS?child care partnerships support quality improvement, child development, and family well?being in early childhood…
Isaacs Julia B., Rohacek Monica, Sandstrom Heather, 2012
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Head Start Leadership, Excellence, and Data Systems (HS LEADS) project developed a literature review and conceptual model to describe key factors in management systems that promote effective early childhood practice. The project supported a…
Karoly Lynn A., Martin Laurie T., Chandra Anita, 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Head Start Health Manager Descriptive Survey describes the characteristics of health managers and related staff in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. It also identifies the current landscape of health programs and services for children…
Paulsell Diane, 2006
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Head Start Oral Health Initiative was created by the Office of Head Start to improve oral health services to young children, from birth to five years, and pregnant women. Supplemental grant funding was awarded to 52 Head Start programs to…
Allen Mary Dallas, Brennan Eileen M., 2006
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
In collaboration with Head Start programs in Oregon and Alaska, Portland State University will seek to better understand the skills and attributes of rural and urban mental health consultants that contribute to the effectiveness of mental health…