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  • Early Care and Education Partnerships: A Review of the Literature (New)

    Published: December 16, 2014
    This literature review, conducted by Mathematica Policy Research as part of the Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, assesses the current knowledge base for early care and education (ECE) partnerships, highlights promising models or components of models for these partnerships, and identifies gaps in the research. The review draws from 78 studies of ECE partnerships, including partnerships between Head Start and Early Head Start...
  • ACF OPRE News: December 11, 2014 (New)

    Published: December 11, 2014
    In this issue: We share a look at findings from the first nationally representative survey of center-based early care and education programs, the design of the large scale impact study of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants program, two reports on design options for evaluation of Head Start coaching programs, and more...
  • For Practitioners - Quality Connections in Early Care and Education: Measuring relationships between families and providers or teachers (New)

    Published: December 11, 2014
    This webinar was presented on September 10th, 2014 and was focused on providing information that practitioners would need for using the FPTRQ measures. The webinar provided an overview of the development of the FPTRQ measures, described the measures, presented information on how to administer and score the measures, and discussed possible uses of the measures for practitioners...
  • For Researchers - Quality Connections in Early Care and Education: Measuring relationships between families and providers or teachers (New)

    Published: December 11, 2014
    This webinar was presented on September 10th, 2014 and was focused on providing information to researchers for considering the use of the FPTRQ measures in their work. The webinar provided an overview of the development of the FPTRQ measures, described the measures and the psychometric properties, and presented information on how to administer and score the measures...
  • For State and Local Administrators - Quality Connections in Early Care and Education: Measuring relationships between families and providers or teachers (New)

    Published: December 11, 2014
    This webinar was presented on September 8th, 2014 and was focused on providing information to state and local administrators on the FPTRQ measures. The webinar provided an overview of the development of the FPTRQ measures, described the measures, presented information on how to administer and score the measures, and discussed possible uses of the measures for policymakers...
  • Design Options for an Evaluation of Head Start Coaching: Design Report (New)

    Published: December 5, 2014
    This report presents design options for a study that will investigate evidence for effective and efficient coaching practices in Head Start (HS). The proposed Head Start Coaching Study will evaluate specific dimensions (singular aspect or component) of coaching that may impact teacher and classroom practices in HS and other early childhood settings.  This report provides recommendations for the following aspects of a potential HS Coaching Study...
  • Design Options for an Evaluation of Head Start Coaching: Review of Methods for Evaluating Components of Social Interventions (New)

    Published: December 5, 2014
    This report is part of a larger effort to design a study that answers the question: What is the effect of individual coaching components on teachers and children participating in Head Start? Evaluating multi-component social interventions as a whole makes it difficult to determine which individual components are most effective and economical – leaving evaluators, policymakers, and program developers with a “black box”. This report reviews potential experimental design...
  • Characteristics of Center-based Early Care and Education Programs: Initial Findings from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) (New)

    Published: December 4, 2014
    This technical report uses new, nationally representative data—The National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE), funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—to describe the current landscape of center-based early care and education (ECE) programs in this country. The NSECE includes 4 surveys, and the survey used here, the NSECE Center-based Provider...
  • Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Impact Study Design Report (New)

    Published: December 4, 2014
    This report describes the research design of the HPOG Impact Study. The study is designed to answer questions about overall HPOG program effectiveness and explore how variations in program services affect program impacts, including identifying which elements of career pathways programs contribute most to advancing the labor market success of participants...
  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Director Measure

    Published: November 26, 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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