Child and Family Development Research - Fiscal Year 2020

Publication Date: March 19, 2021
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This report describes the research and evaluation activities undertaken by our Division of Child and Family Development in 2020. 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 FY20 and highlights select findings released in 2020.

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 Child Development, 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 FY20 projects but highlights the following projects:

  • The Study of Coaching Practices in Early Care and Education Settings
  • Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ)
  • DCFD’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response
  • Supporting Evidence Building in Child Welfare


Child and Family Development Research (FY2020), OPRE Report #2021-50, Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.