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  • Measuring Readiness for Change in Early Care and Education

    Published: November 26, 2019
    Researchers and policymakers in the early care and education (ECE) field are interested in understanding the factors that contribute to successful quality improvement (QI) initiatives in ECE settings. They also want to learn about factors leading to improved outcomes for children and families through successful QI initiatives. One factor posited to influence the success of such initiatives is the readiness of individuals and organizations to adopt new quality improvement practices.
  • Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review: Executive Summary & Brief - September 2019

    Published: November 25, 2019
    This executive summary and brief present the latest updates (September 2019) to the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review of home visiting program models that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to age five. The executive summary provides an overview of the review process, a summary of the results, and a link to the HomVEE website for more detailed information...
  • Family Strengthening Research (FY2018)

    Published: November 22, 2019
    This report describes the major research investments of our Division of Family Strengthening through Fiscal Year 2018. This division has primary responsibility for research and evaluation projects related to strengthening relationships within families, supporting fatherhood, nurturing children through their families, reducing teen pregnancy, supporting youth in their transition to adulthood, and preventing family violence.
  • Supporting the Use of Administrative Data in Early Care and Education Research: Resource Series

    Published: November 22, 2019
    This set of resources is intended to strengthen the ability of state/territory child care administrators and their research partners to utilize administrative data to address policy-relevant early care and education research questions. The resources are designed for researchers who are new to the analysis of administrative data as well as seasoned users of administrative data who are expanding their research to include new types of administrative data (e.g., expanding to a new state or new agency).
  • The Connection between Head Start and State or Territory Early Care and Education Systems: A Scan of Existing Data

    Published: November 22, 2019
    States and territories have increasingly worked to strengthen their early care and education (ECE) systems to more efficiently and effectively serve young children. It can still be challenging, however, to coordinate ECE systems’ multifaceted funding streams, services, standards, and regulations.This report summarizes publicly available information about the coordination or inclusion of Head Start across various aspects of state and territory ECE systems. 
  • The Supporting Evidence Building in Child Welfare Project Evaluation Opportunity Announcement

    Published: November 21, 2019
    The Supporting Evidence Building in Child Welfare Project, funded by the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in partnership with the Children’s Bureau, conducts rigorous evaluations of interventions for the child welfare population. The project...
  • Native Culture & Language in the Classroom Observation

    Published: November 19, 2019
    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. Region XI Head Start provides grants to federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribes, tribal governments, or consortia...
  • Native Culture & Language in the Classroom Observation Brief

    Published: November 19, 2019
    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...
  • Understanding Rapid Learning Methods: Frequently Asked Questions and Recommended Resources

    Published: November 19, 2019
    Social service program stakeholders need timely evidence to inform ongoing program decisions. Rapid learning methods, defined here as a set of approaches designed to quickly and/or iteratively test program improvements and evaluate program implementation or impact, can help inform such decisions. However, stakeholders may be unsure which rapid learning methods are most appropriate for a program’s specific challenges and how to best apply the methods...
  • From Savings to Ownership: Third-Year Impacts from the Assets for Independence Program Randomized Evaluation

    Published: November 13, 2019
    Assets such as a home or business can provide families with economic stability and a foundation for long-term upward mobility. To help households with low incomes build assets, the federal government launched the Assets for Independence (AFI) program, authorized by Congress in 1998. The Urban Institute evaluated the AFI program at two sites using a randomized controlled trial, the gold standard for measuring program effectiveness. This is the final report of our three-year evaluation. 

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