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  • Measuring the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT) (New)

    Published: January 30, 2015
    This report provides an overview of the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (QCCIIT) observation tool, which was designed to measure the quality of caregiver-child interactions in child care settings serving infants and toddlers. The tool can be used across different types of settings and measures caregiver support for infant/toddler social-emotional development, cognitive development, language and literacy development...
  • Design for an Impact Study of Four PREP Programs (New)

    Published: January 28, 2015
    The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) was authorized by Congress in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act. The program, overseen by the Family and Youth Services Bureau, is designed to provide educational programs to adolescents on teen pregnancy prevention and related topics.  The program must also address healthy transition to young adulthood by addressing adulthood preparation subjects that were mandated by Congress. Most of the PREP funding...
  • Cheaper, Faster, Better: Are State Administrative Data the Answer? The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start Second Annual Report (New)

    Published: January 26, 2015
    This report details the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start (MIHOPE-Strong Start) process of acquiring administrative vital records and Medicaid data from 20 states and more than 40 state agencies. MIHOPE-Strong Start examines the effectiveness of home visiting services on improving birth and maternal health outcomes for women who are enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)...
  • Exploratory Impacts of Three Social-Emotional Curricula on Three-Year-Olds in the Head Start CARES Demonstration (New)

    Published: January 26, 2015
    This report presents exploratory impact findings for 3-year-olds from the Head Start CARES (“Classroom-based Approaches and Resources for Emotion and Social skill promotion”) demonstration. Head Start CARES is a national demonstration that tests the effectiveness of three program enhancements designed to improve preschool children's social-emotional competence. This report describes the impacts of the three enhancements on social...
  • How Head Start Grantees Set and Use School Readiness Goals

    Published: January 20, 2015
    This report and accompanying brief present findings from a study describing how local Head Start and Early Head Start grantees set school readiness goals, how they collect and analyze data to track progress towards goals, and how they use these data in program planning and practice to improve program functioning. The findings are based on data that was collected during the 2013-2014 school year from 73 Head Start and Early Head Start...
  • How Head Start Grantees Set and Use School Readiness Goals – Highlights from a Research Study

    Published: January 20, 2015
    This brief presents highlights from a similarly named full report: How Head Start Grantees Set and Use School Readiness Goals, which describes how local Head Start grantees set school readiness goals, how they collect and analyze data to track progress toward goals, and how they use these data in program planning and practice to improve program functioning. The findings are based on data that was collected during the 2013-2014 school year...
  • Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations: An Assessment of the Knowledge Base and Research Needs

    Published: January 15, 2015
    This report discusses what is known about low-income and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their interactions with human services, especially services funded by ACF, and identifies important areas for further research. To provide context for the needs assessment findings, the assessment begins by describing the scope and estimated size of the LGBT population in the United States as well as factors that may...  
  • Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations: The Knowledge Base and Research Needs

    Published: January 15, 2015
    This brief summarizes findings from the project Research Development Project on the Human Services of LGBT Populations. The brief discusses what is known about low-income and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their interactions with human services, focusing on services funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures Short Forms: Amendment to the User’s Manual

    Published: January 6, 2015
    The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures Short Forms:  Amendment to the User’s Manual introduces the short forms of the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) provider/teacher and parent measures, describes how they were created, and provides information on how to use them and estimates of their reliability...
  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Director Measure

    Published: December 31, 2014
    The director measure is intended for use with program directors in center-based, family child care, and Head Start/Early Head Start settings for children from birth through five years old. This measure asks respondents general questions about the early childhood education environment, the children enrolled in the program, and how the program supports family and provider/teacher relationships. It includes 57 items and takes about 10 minutes to complete, on average. The Excel scoring sheet...

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