The Faces of Early Head Start: A National Picture of Early Head Start Programs and the Children and Families They Serve

Publication Date: May 4, 2015


This practitioner-friendly booklet, Friendly Baby FACES, presents data from all three waves of Baby FACES, but primarily focuses the 1-year-old cohort at the second wave of data collection. The booklet explores program features and services, family characteristics, and children’s development at age 2. Specifically, Friendly Baby FACES explores the following questions:

  1. What are the program models employed, staff qualifications, and other important program features and characteristics?
  2. What specific services are delivered to families and what is their quality?
  3. What are the characteristics of the families Early Head Start serves in terms of their demographic, household, and family characteristics; their needs; and their risk factors?
  4. How are Early Head Start children and families faring? 
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