At a Glance: Native Language Use in Region XI Head Start Households

Publication Date: April 7, 2020
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Introduction

Research Questions

  1. What percentage of Region XI Head Start parents speak with their child in a Native language?
  2. What percentage of Region XI Head Start parents say that it is important that their child learns a Native language?

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 incorporate communities’ unique histories, traditions, and beliefs into their operations. AI/AN FACES 2015 reflects advice from the AI/AN FACES Workgroup, comprising Region XI Head Start directors, researchers, and federal officials.

Key Findings and Highlights

  1. Nearly half of Region XI Head Start parents speak with their child in a Native language at least sometimes.
  2. Most Region XI Head Start parents say that it is somewhat or very important that their child learns a Native language.

Citation

Falcone, J., Walker, A., Barofsky, M., & Hoard, L. (2020). At a Glance: Native Language Use in Region XI Head Start Households. OPRE Report #2020-33 Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Glossary

AI/AN FACES 2015:
American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2015
Region XI Head Start:
Head Start grants to federally-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes
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