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  • OPRE News – November 12, 2020

    Highlights of Education and Professional Development Experiences of Region XI Head Start Teachers and Much More
  • OPRE at APPAM 2020 Fall Research Conference

    APPAM's Fall Research Conference starts this week. Be sure to attend the sessions, panels, and roundtables featuring OPRE staff and our sponsored research.
  • American Indian & Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2015: Education & Professional Development of Lead Teachers Poster and Key Indicator Slides

    Published: November 5, 2020
    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 are known as Region XI. Region XI programs incorporate their unique history, community traditions, and beliefs into their operations and integrate language and culture into the delivery of services to children and families.
  • Child Well-Being Spotlight: Children Living in Kinship Care and Nonrelative Foster Care Are Unlikely to Receive Needed Early Intervention or Special Education Services

    Published: November 5, 2020
    The data analyzed for this spotlight is from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, Second Cohort (NSCAW II), a nationally representative sample of children involved with the child welfare system (CWS). It allows for the identification of children with developmental delays and compromised cognitive or academic functioning.
  • Conceptualizing and Measuring Access to Early Care and Education

    Published: November 5, 2020
    Recent federal, state, and local policies and initiatives focus on increasing access to high-quality ECE for all families. Given the prevalence and potential importance of these initiatives for families and children, it is useful for the field to take stock of how access to ECE is conceptualized and measured and to understand the extent to which context, purposes, and available indicators shape the assessment of access.
  • Understanding Facilitators and Barriers to Professional Development Use Among the Early Care and Education Workforce

    Published: November 4, 2020
    This report describes the ways in which individual characteristics and factors at the program and system levels are associated with individual teachers’ and caregivers’ participation in PD in a nationally representative sample of ECE teachers and caregivers.
  • Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competency Frameworks: In Search of Information

    Published: October 23, 2020
    How are competency frameworks being used to build the capacity of the infant and toddler care and education workforce and support quality improvement? Share information about the implementation of competency frameworks for infant and toddler teachers and caregivers. We are seeking information about competency frameworks that are actively being used in states, institutes of higher education, and professional organizations as well as in early care and education programs...
  • Special Edition Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

    OPRE News Special Edition: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 Featured items in this issue: Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Parents' Well-Being Migrant & Seasonal Head Start Study 2017: Key Indicator Slides User Guide to the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Study 2017 Data Tables Report  
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 17 – September 3, 2020

    OPRE News: Findings from Our Evaluation of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and loveisrespect Helpline and Much (Much) More Featured items in this issue: Short-Term Outcomes after Contacting the National Domestic Violence Hotline and loveisrespect: Comparing Survivors to other Contactors Short-Term Outcomes Following Contact with the National Domestic Violence Hotline and loveisrespect Recognizing and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) Programs
  • Tips on Developing Surveys of Child Care Providers

    Published: September 3, 2020
    As states and territories make decisions about child care policies, they may find it useful to collect data from child care providers. Survey data can be helpful for answering questions about providers’ characteristics and experiences. Yet surveys can be difficult to design. This brief discusses best practices for developing and testing surveys. A one-page tip sheet lists suggestions for writing strong survey questions.