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Walker Allison, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Hoard Laura R., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet/infographic focuses on issues that concern making contact with and providing services to enrolled families during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on results from a survey of Region XI Head Start program directors in which data was…

Walker Allison, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Hoard Laura R., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet/infographic focuses on staff support involving professional development, well-being, and retention, during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on results from a survey of Region XI Head Start program directors in which data was collected…

Walker Allison, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Hoard Laura R., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet/infographic focuses on preparation for future emergencies including flexibility in the use of Head Start funds, guidance in creating plans, and trainings to deliver content and services remotely. It is based on results from a…

Jacoby Jennifer Wallace, August 2021
Reports & Papers

This report’s findings shed light on the everyday contributions Head Start assistant teachers make to classroom quality, measured through teacher-child interactions. This report aims to help policymakers, education administrators, and…

Jacoby Jennifer Wallace, August 2021
Executive Summary

This report’s findings shed light on the everyday contributions Head Start assistant teachers make to classroom quality, measured through teacher-child interactions. This report aims to help policymakers, education administrators, and…

Herbst Chris M., Kose Esra, August 2021
Reports & Papers

Our paper provides some of the first evidence on the effect of the Head Start funding expansions on program inputs. We take advantage of the county-year variation in funding increases that were implemented due to a number of legislated policy…

Li Ann, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Nguyen Tutrang, July 2021
Reports & Papers

The goal of this brief is to describe PD experiences from a field test of the We Grow Together (WGT) Professional Development System. Specifically, this brief addresses the following questions: / Who were the PD providers in the WGT field test…

Doran Elizabeth L., Aikens Nikki, Malone Lizabeth M., Harrington Jeff, Cannon Judith, June 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief discusses the material hardships and financial strains that families may face, as well as the social supports that may help them avoid the adverse links between economic conditions and child and family well-being. We would expect that…

Bernstein Sara, Dang Myley, Li Ann, Klein Ashley Kopack, Reid Natalie, Blesson Elizabeth, Cannon Judith, Harrington Jeff, Larson Addison, Aikens Nikki, Tarullo Louisa B., Malone Lizabeth M., June 2021
Reports & Papers

AIAN FACES 2019 is the second round of this national study in Region XI Head Start. Mathematica and its partner—Educational Testing Service—conducted the study for the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and…

Farah Martha J., Sternberg Saul, Nichols Thomas A., Duda Jeffrey T., Lohrenz Terry, Luo Yi, Sonnier-Netto Libbie, Ramey Sharon L., Montague Read, Ramey Craig T., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Does early exposure to cognitive and linguistic stimulation impact brain structure? Or do genetic predispositions account for the co-occurrence of certain neuroanatomical phenotypes and a tendency to engage children in cognitively stimulating…

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…

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…
Klein Ashley Kopack, Aikens Nikki, Li Ann, Bernstein Sara, Reid Natalie, Dang Myley, Blesson Elizabeth, Rakibullah Sharikah, Scott Myah, Cannon Judith, Harrington Jeff, Larson Addison, Malone Lizabeth M., Tarullo Louisa B., May 2021
Reports & Papers

This report includes key information on the FACES 2019 study design. The tables in this report describe the children enrolled in Head Start programs in fall 2019 and their family backgrounds and home environments. (author abstract)

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…
Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, Voices for Georgia's Children, April 2021
Executive Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many challenges for Head Start families – making the program’s role even more important. To better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Head Start families and identify opportunities to…