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  • Collecting Information from Head Start and Early Head Start Grantees on Implementation of the School Readiness Goals Requirements: Survey Items for Program Leadership, Teachers, and Administrative Data Collection (New)

    Published: April 17, 2015
    This methodological report presents recommended survey items for understanding Head Start and Early Head Start programs’ use of school readiness goals. These survey items represent the second component of the School Readiness Goals and Head Start Program Functioning project, and were informed by the data collected from the main study.  The report defines a set of key constructs and offers three sets of survey items related to the constructs...
  • Embedding Job and Career Advancement Services in Healthy Marriage Programs: Lessons from Two Programs in PACT (New)

    Published: April 13, 2015
    This brief provides a general overview of the two Healthy Marriage (HM) grantees involved in the Parents and Children Together Evaluation (PACT), provides participation rates in services, and documents how the two grantees integrated job and career advancement services for parenting couples into their programs.  This brief uses data obtained through staff interviews and program observations during site visits; ongoing interactions with program leadership; and data from a management...
  • Parents and Children Together (PACT) Quarterly Update: February 2015 (New)

    Published: April 13, 2015
    Recent updates from the Parents and Children Together Evaluation.
  • Imputing Attendance Data in a Longitudinal Multilevel Panel Data Set

    Published: April 9, 2015
    This report is geared toward a research audience and presents results from a series of analyses aimed at figuring out the methods for handling missing data that generate the most accurate estimates of child care center attendance. This topic is important given that proper linking of child care dosage to developmental outcomes requires accurate data on attendance. However, if a fair amount of data is missing, the accuracy of attendance estimates may be compromised. In order to address...
  • The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: Filling Gaps for Research and Practice

    Published: April 3, 2015
    The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: Filling Gaps for Research and Practice serves as a short introduction to the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) project, including information about the FPTRQ measures, development process, purpose, implications, and uses...
  • Services for Families of Infants and Toddlers Experiencing Trauma: A Research-to-Practice Brief

    Published: March 27, 2015
    Research documents the high rate of exposure to trauma among infants and toddlers, particularly children living in high-poverty communities.  Beginning life in the context of trauma places infants and toddlers on a compromised developmental path.  This brief summarizes what is known about the impact of trauma on infants and toddlers, and the intervention strategies that could potentially protect them from the adverse consequences of traumatic experiences. Interventions that are...
  • ACF OPRE NEWS: Vol. 3, Issue 6 - March 26, 2015

    Published: March 26, 2015
    In this issue: findings from our look at using data to facilitate continuous quality improvement in Head Start & Early Head Start programs, another in our series of reports on the impact of early adversity and stress on the development of self-regulation, a funding opportunity to support dissertation research on Head Start, & more.
  • An Overview of: “A Resource Guide For Head Start Programs: Moving Beyond a Culture of Compliance to a Culture of Continuous Improvement”

    Published: March 25, 2015
    This presentation provides an overview of: “A Resource Guide for Head Start Programs: Moving Beyond a Culture of Compliance to a Culture of Continuous Improvement” which was developed as part of the Head Start Leadership, Excellence, and Data Systems (HS LEADS) project. The presentation includes information on the elements of the Resource Guide including the approach, identifies the audience for which it was intended, and covers a summary of information included in each section...
  • A Resource Guide for Head Start Programs: Moving Beyond a Culture of Compliance to a Culture of Continuous Improvement

    Published: March 25, 2015
    Moving Beyond a Culture of Compliance to a Culture of Continuous Improvement is a resource guide to help leadership, management, supervisory, and data-focused staff in Head Start and Early Head Start programs (1) understand how data, including data they already collect, can help them achieve their program goals; (2) learn techniques for fostering a culture of learning in their organization; and (3) increase their ability to identify and address gaps and continuously improve their programs...
  • OPRE E-alert – March 18, 2015

    Published: March 18, 2015
    This list provides additional information on the sessions our staff, fellows, contractors, and grantees presented on March 19 – 21 during the 2015 meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Philadelphia, PA.

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