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On avg., it took 5 attempts to reach anyone at a center. On avg., it took 7 total contacts to get the center to agree to participate. We needed to contact 9 to 10 centers to recruit 1 into the study

The Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ) study found that reaching a decision maker at a center and obtaining a decision on study participation took significant time and effort.

Year Up Quick Fact
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An evaluation of Year Up, a training program for urban young adults, found that average quarterly earnings increased by $1,895 (53%) in the 18 – 21 months after enrolling in the program.

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Students in the VIDA treatment group earned 33.1 college credits compared with 27.5 credits for the control group, an increase of 5.6 credits, within 24 months of enrolling in the program. Learn more from this report on VIDA.

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20 program models meet HHS criteria for evidence-based home visiting models. Many of the models have shown the ability to improve outcomes of interest to ACF such positive parenting, child development and school readiness, child health, and maternal health.

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20 program models meet HHS criteria for evidence-based home visiting models. Many of the models have shown the ability to improve outcomes of interest to ACF such positive parenting, child development and school readiness, child health, and maternal health.

Parent Work Schedule Quick Fact

Working single parents of young children across all incomes work an average of 10 non-standard hours/week. Learn more from the Parent Work Schedule research snapshot.

Young Adult Internship Program Quick Fact
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12.3% of 16 - 24-year-olds in the US are disconnected, meaning they are not working nor are they in school. View more about the Young Adult Internship Program, which offers disconnected youth a temporary paid internship, as well as various support services.

Step Forward Program Quick Fact

Evaluation of STEP Forward program finds that program group members earned approximately $1,600 more than control group members did.