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Scarborough William J., Collins Caitlyn, Ruppanner Leah, Landivar Liana Christin, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article examines whether the availability of Head Start during the Great Recession mitigated the impact of this crisis on poverty rates among families with young children. (author abstract)
Palermo Francisco, Thibodeau-Nielsen Rachel, Han Seunghee, Mikulski Ariana M., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We examined the association between Spanish-speaking preschoolers’ (N = 137; M age = 53 months; SD = 4 months; 53% boys) effortful control (EC) and English vocabulary and letter-word skills. We also examined whether close teacher-child relationships…
Delaney Katherine K., Krepps Karen, Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
For Head Start programs, the 2010 enactment of the Head Start Designation Renewal System (HS-DRS) reflects a national trend in rising accountability related to classroom quality for early childhood programs. Under HS-DRS, all Head Start programs are…
Gerde Hope K., Pikus Arianna E., Lee Kyung Sook, Van Egeren Laurie A., Quon Huber Melissa S., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Families make important contributions to children’s learning across multiple developmental domains by providing quality educational experiences in the home and community. Until now, it was unknown what resources low-income families provide at home…
Choi Ji Young, Ryu Dahyung, Van Pay Craig K., Meacham Sohyun, Beecher Constance, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a multiple methods approach, this study investigated (1) Head Start teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding dual language learning and education for dual language learners (DLLs), and (2) the received supports, challenges, and needs teachers…
Cook Kyle Demeo, Coley Rebekah Levine, May, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Head Start programs engage in multiple practices to support children and families during the transition to kindergarten. Children moving from Head Start to kindergarten often encounter discontinuities between the program and services they were…
Harding Jessica F., Gleason Philip, Aikens Nikki, Malone Lizabeth M., Tarullo Louisa B., Cannon Judith, Cronquist Kathryn, March 2021
Reports & Papers

In nationally representative data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014–2018 (FACES 2014), we found that, on average, first-year children showed larger gains in language and cognitive scores from fall to spring of the…

Xue Yange, Baxter Cassandra, Jones Christopher, Shah Harshini K., Caronongan Pia, Aikens Nikki, Bandel Eileen, Cannon Judith, Schellenberger Kerry, Defnet Amy, Vogel Cheri, Atkins-Burnett Sally, June 2021
Reports & Papers

This report shares key information about the study, including the design, methods, and findings. The tables in this report give an overview of the data collected in Baby FACES 2018, and describe the Early Head Start program and center services…

Schumacher Rachel, Bernhard Kristin, Wallen Margery, Reidt-Parker Judy, Kohler Caroline, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
How has the implementation of the Partnerships informed state goals and policies to secure access to high-quality infant and toddler care for low-income families? To learn more, the Ounce of Prevention Fund (the Ounce) conducted interviews with a…
Ounce of Prevention Fund (Chicago, Ill.), January, 2020
Executive Summary
In the five years since Congress' noteworthy changes, how has the implementation of Partnerships informed state goals and policies to improve access to high-quality infant and toddler care for low-income families? Additionally, how have policies and…
Ounce of Prevention Fund (Chicago, Ill.), January, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet examines the implementation of Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships through strategies undertaken by state leaders toward the expansion of high-quality child care for infants and toddlers in Alabama.
Ounce of Prevention Fund (Chicago, Ill.), January, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet examines the implementation of Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships through strategies undertaken by state leaders toward the expansion of high-quality child care for infants and toddlers in the District of Columbia.
Bumgarner Erin, Caswell Linda, Layzer Carolyn J., Wolf Anne, Barrueco Sandra, January, 2020
Reports & Papers

This brief includes a snapshot of how language and cultural items are used in Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs. Specifically, this brief presents select findings from the Cultural Items and Language Use Checklist ("CILU Checklist…

Ounce of Prevention Fund (Chicago, Ill.), January, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet examines the implementation of Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships through strategies undertaken by state leaders toward the expansion of high-quality child care for infants and toddlers in Georgia.
Ounce of Prevention Fund (Chicago, Ill.), January, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet examines the implementation of Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships through strategies undertaken by state leaders toward the expansion of high-quality child care for infants and toddlers in Louisiana.