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  • Competencies of Infant and Toddler Teachers and Caregivers: A Review of the Literature (New)

    Published: December 4, 2019
    The first three years of a child’s life are a distinct developmental period, characterized by rapid brain development, reliance on relationships with adults, and extreme responsiveness to environmental variation. Yet little information is available about the specific knowledge, skills, and other attributes (that is, competencies) that are essential to the practice of teaching and caring for infants and toddlers (I/T) and are needed to support optimal development..
  • Engaging Young Men Involved in Chicago’s Justice System: A Feasibility Study of the Bridges to Pathways Program (New)

    Published: December 4, 2019
    This report presents findings from a feasibility evaluation of the Bridges to Pathways (Bridges) program. Bridges was a program for young men in Chicago between the ages of 17 and 21 years who were involved with the criminal or juvenile justice system and lacked a high school credential. The program offered intensive mentoring and case management, as well as the opportunity to earn a high school credential, attend social-emotional learning workshops, and participate in a subsidized internship...
  • Specialized Case Management for Young Adults in Extended Federal Foster Care (New)

    Published: November 27, 2019
    For many decades, child welfare agencies—with few exceptions—only served children. State responsibility for the safety and well-being of children in foster care ended at age 18 (or 19, at the state’s discretion, in the case of youth completing high school). But in the past 10 years, many states have extended foster care eligibility to age 21, and some provide supportive services through age 23...
  • Measuring Readiness for Change in Early Care and Education (New)

    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 (New)

    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...