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  • National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 2.0): Analysis Plan for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation Short-Term Impact Report

    Published: February 12, 2020
    The HPOG Program is designed to deliver high-quality training in the health professions to eligible individuals. A National Evaluation of 27 grants awarded in 2015 as part of the second round of HPOG grants (HPOG 2.0) is currently underway. The National Evaluation will include an Impact Evaluation of the Program’s impacts on participants and its costs and benefits, as well as a Descriptive Evaluation of the implementation, outcomes, and local service delivery systems of the grants...
  • User Guide to the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Study 2017 Data Tables Report

    Published: February 12, 2020
    The MSHS study collected data between February 2017 and February 2018 from a planned representative sample of MSHS programs, centers, teachers, children and families. Data collection included: Surveys from program directors, center directors, teachers and assistant teachers Interviews with parents Direct assessment and parent and teacher ratings of children’s skills Direct classroom observation The study included a focus on bilingual language in context...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 3 – February 6, 2020

    Published: February 6, 2020
    Toolkit for Home Visiting Program Awardees and Much (Much) More Featured items in this issue: Community Readiness Toolkit for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Awardees The Culture of Continuous Learning Project: A Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) for Improving Child Care and Head Start Quality Opportunities and Challenges for Tribal HPOG 2.0 Grantees in Rural Settings Exploring the Use of Mapping with Child Care Data How to Use the CCDF Policies Database
  • Community Readiness: A Toolkit to Support Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Awardees in Assessing Community Capacity

    Published: February 6, 2020
    Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program awardees must conduct a state- or territory-wide needs assessment, including an assessment of community readiness. In the context of evidence-based home visiting, community readiness assessment reviews community connections, capacity and infrastructure to address service gaps through home visiting, and willingness to support home visiting programs...
  • Culture of Continuous Learning Project | Theory of Change

    Published: February 6, 2020
    Making and sustaining improvements in practice in early care and education programs is challenging. Policymakers and practitioners are seeking new strategies to support improvement that can be tailored for and tested in the unique context of ECE settings. The Culture of Continuous Learning Project addresses this critical need in the field by testing the feasibility of using a structured method called the Breakthrough Series Collaborative for promoting continuous quality improvement focused on...
  • Implementing Healthcare Career Pathway Training Programs in Rural Settings: Responsive Approaches by Tribal HPOG 2.0 Grantees

    Published: February 5, 2020
    This practice brief is one in a series developed by the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants 2.0 evaluation team. The briefs are used to disseminate findings from the evaluation of the Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program. The Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program supports demonstration projects that provide eligible individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for occupations in the healthcare field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand...
  • Mapping Answers to Child Care Questions: Comparing Your Administrative Data with Other Data: A Webinar for Child Care Development Fund Lead Agencies

    Published: February 5, 2020
    Sharing maps of child care supply and demand with policy and program staff can help stimulate data-informed discussions about child care issues facing your state, territory, or tribal agency. This is the second in a series of webinars on Building Your Capacity as a CCDF Lead Agency to Use Data in Policy Decisions, hosted by the Center for Supporting Research on CCDBG Implementation with support from the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation...
  • Lessons from the Field: Using Continuous Quality Improvement to Refine Interventions for Youth at Risk of Homelessness

    Published: February 4, 2020
    Continuous quality improvement (CQI) is a process for enhancing the operation and performance of a program or practice through regularly collecting and analyzing data and identifying and testing change strategies. In this brief, local evaluators working with two agencies, Alameda County, California, and the Colorado Department of Human Services, describe how their teams used CQI to learn from the initial implementation of model interventions designed to prevent homelessness among youth...
  • Home Visiting Career Trajectories

    Published: January 29, 2020
    Early childhood home visiting programs provide new and expecting parents with information, support, referrals, and connections to community resources and services. These programs build relationships to support families in reaching their goals. They aim to improve maternal and child health, prevent child abuse and neglect, encourage positive parenting, and promote child development and school readiness...
  • Child Care Subsidies under the CCDF Program: An Overview of Policy Differences across States and Territories as of October 1, 2018

    Published: January 28, 2020
    If a child’s parents both work full-time and together earn $30,000 per year, can the family receive a subsidy to help pay for child care? What if one of the parents loses their job and needs child care while they look for a new job? If the family does qualify for a subsidy, how much will they have to pay out of pocket? The answers to these questions depend on a family’s exact circumstances...