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  • Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children’s Social and Emotional Skills: Select Findings from the MSHS Study 2017

    Published: March 9, 2020
    Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs provide child development, family support, and family engagement services to young children and their migrant and seasonal farmworker families. MSHS programs are designed to meet the unique needs of migrant and seasonally working families.  MSHS programs usually provide bilingual services and sometimes operate in non-standard hours or in varying locations throughout the agricultural season...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 5 – March 5, 2020

    Can Subsidized Employment Programs Help Disadvantaged Job Seekers? What did we learn from 13 random assignment studies of subsidized employment programs? Featured items in this issue: Can Subsidized Employment Programs Help Disadvantaged Job Seekers? A Synthesis of Findings from Evaluations of 13 Programs Characteristics of Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children and Families: Select Findings from the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study 2017
  • Characteristics of Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children and Families: Select Findings from the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study 2017

    Published: February 28, 2020
    Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs provide child development, family support, and family engagement services to young children and their migrant and seasonal farmworker families. MSHS programs are designed to meet the unique needs of migrant and seasonally working families. MSHS programs usually provide bilingual services and sometimes operate in non-standard hours or in varying locations throughout the agricultural season...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 4 – February 20, 2020

    Two New Conceptual Models for Youth Sexual Risk Avoidance and Sexual Risk Cessation and Much (Much) More What are the range of factors that research shows may influence youth decision making, sexual behavior, and related outcomes? Featured items in this issue: Two New Conceptual Models for Youth Sexual Risk Avoidance and Sexual Risk Cessation Cultural Items and Language Use in Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Classrooms The Analysis Plan for the HPOG 2.0 Impact Evaluation Understanding the Research Analysis Plan for the HPOG 2.0 Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Head Start Graduate Student Research Program: 2019 Research Scholars

    Published: February 19, 2020
    The Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants program is designed to build research capacity in and knowledge of effective early childhood interventions with low-income children and families. The grant program does this by providing support for dissertation research conducted by graduate students working in partnership with local Head Start or Early Head Start programs. The immediate goals of the grant program are to...
  • Select Findings from the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study 2017: Cultural Items and Language Use Checklist

    Published: February 18, 2020
    Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs provide child development, family support, and family engagement services to young children and their migrant and seasonal farmworker families. Migrant or seasonal farmworker families are those engaged in year-round or seasonal agricultural labor who may have changed their residence in the preceding two-year period. MSHS programs offer voluntary services to children from birth until they reach the age of mandatory school attendance...
  • 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

    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
  • 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...
  • Behavioral Interventions Scholars Grants Summary Chart – FY19

    Published: January 24, 2020
    The Behavioral Interventions Scholars (BIS) grant program supports dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are applying a behavioral science lens to specific research questions relevant to social services programs and policies and other issues facing low-income and vulnerable families in the United States. The third round of BIS grants was awarded in 2019.

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