American Indian & Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2015: Education & Professional Development of Lead Teachers Poster and Key Indicator Slides

Publication Date: November 5, 2020
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Introduction

Research Questions

  1. What percent of Region XI Head Start children’s lead teachers have a Bachelor’s degree or higher?
  2. How long have Region XI Head Start children’s lead teachers been teaching in Head Start/Early Head Start?
  3. What professional development supports are Region XI Head Start’s children’s teachers offered?

The American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2015 (AI/AN FACES 2015) is the first national descriptive study of children and families enrolled in Head Start programs operated by federally recognized tribes. These programs are known as Region XI. Region XI programs incorporate their unique history, community traditions, and beliefs into their operations and integrate language and culture into the delivery of services to children and families. AI/AN FACES 2015 was informed by a workgroup comprised of Region XI Head Start directors, researchers from universities and Mathematica Policy Research (which conducted the study), and federal officials from the Administration for Children and Families (which funded the study).

This is a thumbnail of a poster presenting findings from the American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Exper

Key Findings and Highlights

  • 46% of Region XI Head Start children’s teachers report that a cultural/language elder or specialist is available for classrooms.
  • Almost half of Region XI Head Start children’s lead teachers have a specialized certificate in early childhood.
  • 98% of Region XI Head Start children’s teachers believe that they are making a difference in the lives of the children they teach.

Citation

Citation for Poster
Walker, A., Barofsky, M. & Hoard, L. (2020), The American Indian & Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2015: Education & Professional Development of Lead Teachers Poster. OPRE Report #2020-91 Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Citation for Slides
Walker, A., Barofsky, M. & Hoard, L. (2020), American Indian & Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2015: Education & Professional Development of Lead Teachers Key Indicator Slides. OPRE Report #2020-91 Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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