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  • 2019 Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) and American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (AI/AN FACES): Questions from Program Director and Center Director Questionnaires about COVID-19

    Published: August 18, 2020
    .In 1997, the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) was launched to provide descriptive, nationally representative information on the characteristics, experiences, and development of Head Start children and families, and the characteristics of the Head Start programs and staff who serve them. Until 2015, FACES only included children, families, and programs in Head Start Regions I-X...
  • Human Centered Design for Human Services (HCD4HS) Project — Nominate a Human Services Program

    Published: November 5, 2019
    Is your program facing challenges engaging children and families in service delivery? Are you facing staff turnover? Do children and families have unmet needs you would like to better address? Do you wish you spent less time on paperwork and more time on service delivery? To help identify potential solutions to problems like these, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites nominations of ACF program offices, state- or county-administered human services programs, and local ACF grantees to participate in a pilot study under the Human Centered Design for Human Services (HCD4HS) project. Programs may nominate themselves to participate. Nominations are due by December 5, 2019.
  • Early Learning Mentor Coach Study - Survey Tools & Protocols

    The Head Start Early Learning Mentor and Coach grants funded 131 grantees in 43 states beginning in September of 2010, each with a project period of 17 months. According to the grant announcement, the grant funds paid for mentor coaches to provide on-the-job guidance, technical assistance, and training to classroom teaching staff, home visitors and family child care providers who work in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The coaches provided professional development to improve staff qualifications and training; assist grantees to promote positive, sustained outcomes for children; and promote career development in Head Start grantees. The grant funds did not prescribe the model of mentor coaching and grantees proposed approaches to fit their particular circumstances.
  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Parent Measure

    The parent measure (English version) is intended for parents of children birth through five years old who are cared for by providers or teachers in a center-based, family child care, or Head Start/Early Head Start program.  This English version of the measure asks parents general questions about how they work with their child’s lead provider or teacher (not aides or assistant teachers).  It includes 75 items (including eight demographic items) and takes about 10 minutes to...
  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Provider/Teacher Measure Short Form

    The provider/teacher measure short form (English version) is intended for early childhood education providers and teachers of children from birth through 5 years old in a center-based, family child care, or Head Start/Early Head Start program. This English version of the short form asks respondents questions about how they work with all parents of children in their care, such as how easy or difficult it is for parents to reach them during the day and how often parents share information...
  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Director Measure

    The director measure is intended for use with program directors in center-based, family child care, and Head Start/Early Head Start settings for children from birth through five years old. This measure asks respondents general questions about the early childhood education environment, the children enrolled in the program, and how the program supports family and provider/teacher relationships. It includes 57 items and takes about 10 minutes to complete, on average. The Excel scoring sheet...
  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Provider/Teacher Measure

    The provider/teacher measure (English version) is intended for early childhood education providers and teachers of children from birth through five years old in a center-based, family child care, or Head Start/Early Head Start program. This English version of the measure asks respondents general questions about how they work with parents of children in their care.  It includes 64 items (including four demographic items) and takes about 10 minutes to complete, on average. The Excel scoring...
  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Family Services Staff Measure Short Form

    The family services staff measure short form (English version) is for Head Start/Early Head Start family services staff (FSS), referred to as Family Service Workers (FSWs) in the measure. This English version of the short form asks respondents questions about how they work with all parents of children in Head Start/Early Head Start programs.  It includes 39 items (including 11 demographic items) and takes about 7 minutes to complete, on average. The family services...
  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Parent Measure Short Form

    The parent measure short form (English version) is intended for parents of children birth through 5 years old who are cared for by providers or teachers in a center-based, family child care, or Head Start/Early Head Start program. This English version of the short form asks parents questions about how they work with their child’s lead provider or teacher (not aides or assistant teachers), such as how easy or difficult it is to reach their provider/teacher during the day...
  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Family Services Staff Measure

    The family services staff measure (English version; revised April 2015) is for Head Start/Early Head Start family services staff (FSS), referred to as Family Service Workers (FSWs) in the measure. This English version of the measure asks respondents questions about how they work with all parents of children in Head Start/Early Head Start programs.  It includes 112 items (including 11 demographic items) and takes about 15 minutes to complete, on average.   The family services...

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