Child and Family Development Research – Annual Report

Project Overview

OPRE’s child and family development work includes research and evaluation projects primarily concerned with child care and child welfare. This portfolio additionally examines the culturally diverse experiences of children and families served by ACF programs.

Research focuses on five major areas, including: 

  • Child Care 
  • Head Start and Early Head Start
  • Child Welfare
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Cross-Cutting Early Childhood Research

OPRE publishes the Child and Family Development Research report to describe the research in these areas sponsored by OPRE during the previous fiscal year. 

The point of contact is Mary Bruce Webb.

  • Child and Family Development Research - Fiscal Year 2017

    Published: June 8, 2018

    This report describes the research and evaluation activities undertaken by our Division of Child and Family Development in 2017. 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, cultural diversity, and human trafficking.

  • Child and Family Development Research - 2016

    Published: September 29, 2017

    This report describes the research and evaluation activities undertaken by our Division of Child and Family Development in 2016. 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, and cultural diversity...

  • Child and Family Development Research -- Fiscal Year 2015

    Published: May 4, 2016

    This report presents brief descriptions of the major projects that our Division of Child and Family Development sponsored in Fiscal Year 2015. The report covers five focus areas: cross-cutting early childhood research, child care, Head Start and Early Head Start, child welfare, and cultural diversity. The report offers a comprehensive overview of the projects that OPRE sponsored in these areas in FY2015.

  • Child and Family Development Research – Fiscal Year 2014

    Published: February 11, 2015

    OPRE's Child and Family Development Research – Fiscal Year 2014 presents brief descriptions of the various major projects that OPRE’s Division of Child and Family Development sponsored in Fiscal Year 2014.  The report organizes initiatives by five focus areas—child care, Head Start and Early Head Start, child welfare, cultural diversity, and cross-cutting early childhood research.  Within these domains, the piece also highlights three research initiatives...

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