Head Start Family Voices Pilot Study, 2012-2014

Project Overview

The purpose of this study is to help the Administration for Children and Families better understand the experiences and perspectives of families and staff participating in Head Start and Early Head Start, particularly around the topic of family engagement. This study is meant to develop and pilot test qualitative questionnaires on a sample of Head Start and Early Head Start families and staff that can be included in future large scale studies.

This work is being conducted through a contract to Mathematica Policy Research.

  • Family Voices: Piloting a New Qualitative Measure of Family Engagement for Head Start and Early Head Start Staff and Families

    Published: April 21, 2014

    This methodological report focuses on the development of qualitative instruments designed to better understand family engagement in Head Start and Early Head Start. The report draws on pilot data collected during the 2012-2013 program year and provides information about the performance of the piloted interview protocols, revisions made to instruments based on their performance, and the best methods for gathering qualitative information about family engagement experiences from families and...

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