Child and Family Development Research - Fiscal Year 2018

Publication Date: August 8, 2019
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This report describes the research and evaluation activities undertaken by our Division of Child and Family Development in FY2018. Brief project descriptions provide an overview of the range of projects conducted by the Division during the year in early childhood research, child care, Head Start and Early Head Start, child welfare, human trafficking, and cultural diversity.


This report provides detailed summaries of each project that was active or newly funded during FY18 and highlights select findings released in 2018.

The studies in this report are organized into six sections:

  • Cross-Cutting Early Childhood Research
  • Child Care: Raising Quality and Supporting Parental Employment
  • Head Start and Early Head Start: Enhancing Health and Human Services for Low-Income Families
  • Promoting Child Welfare
  • Human Trafficking: Improving Services for Survivors
  • Recognizing Cultural Diversity

This report covers all Division of Child and Family Development FY18 projects but highlights the following projects:

  • Executive Function Mapping Project Measures Compendium
  • Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Database
  • American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey
  • Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse


Child and Family Development Research (2018), OPRE Report #2019-54, 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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