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  • Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Supplement to the National Agricultural Workers Survey 2015 Report (New)

    Published: February 5, 2016
    This report presents information about the demographics and childcare utilization of Migrant and Seasonal Head Start children and their families. Utilizing data from the National Agricultural Workers Survey, a product of the Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor, the report presents that information by detailing...
  • Approaches to Measuring Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships: Recommendations and Considerations (New)

    Published: February 2, 2016
    This report, developed as part of the Study of Early Head Start (EHS)-Child Care Partnerships, provides a roadmap for measuring all aspects of the EHS and child care partnerships included in the theory of change, which was informed and developed as part of an initial literature review. For each element in the theory of change model, the report describes the constructs, data elements, data collection methods, and recommended measures. It also discusses the types of questions that can be...
  • Findings from the RISE Youth Qualitative Interviews

    Published: January 14, 2016
    This brief describes qualitative findings from interviews with nine youth who are participating in the RISE (Recognize Intervene Support Empower) Care Coordination Team Intervention. The Los Angeles LGBT Center, one of the six grantees in the Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII), is implementing the RISE initiative in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and more than 20 community and foster care agencies. The RISE Initiative...
  • Which Early Care and Education Centers Participate in Head Start or Public Pre-Kindergarten?

    Published: January 14, 2016
    This report draws on data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to describe characteristics of early care and education centers that participate in Head Start and publicly-funded pre-kindergarten. The supplement to the report provides additional details about the analyses, including information about tabulations and definitions used, as well as a discussion of features of the data that affect how additional analyses might be undertaken...
  • ACF OPRE News - Vol. 4 Issue 1 - January 14, 2016

    Published: January 14, 2016
    In this issue: six new publications on topics ranging from early care & education centers participating in Head Start or public pre-k and using behavioral economics to increase on-time child care subsidy renewals, to healthcare career pathways programs and fathers in home visiting programs, plus journal articles on methods to help unpack the "black box" of programs, services, and policies, and more...
  • Engaging Providers and Clients: Using Behavioral Economics to Increase On-Time Child Care Subsidy Renewals

    Published: January 8, 2016
    This report presents findings from a study designed in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) to increase the number of clients who renew their child care subsidy on time. The Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) team diagnosed factors that might inhibit on-time renewal and designed three interventions for improvement...
  • Portfolio of Research in Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency: Fiscal Year 2015

    Published: January 8, 2016
    This portfolio of research describes all of the active or newly funded projects of our Division of Economic Independence in fiscal year 2015. The report covers five different topic areas, showing the breadth of our family self-sufficiency research...
  • Family Strengthening Scholars: 2015 Grantee Project Abstracts

    Published: January 5, 2016
    Family Strengthening Scholars: 2015 Grantee Project Abstracts.
  • OPRE 2015 Year In Review

    Published: December 31, 2015
    As the end of the year approaches, I want to share some highlights of OPRE's work in 2015, and express my appreciation for our staff, contractors, and partners in that work. It is a privilege to work with so many talented people who are deeply committed to building and using evidence to improve social programs...
  • Using Performance Information to Manage Health Professions Training Programs

    Published: December 30, 2015
    This report describes how grantees of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program used the Performance Reporting System and other sources of performance information to manage their programs, identify areas in need of change, and make programmatic improvements.

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