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Explore key findings from OPRE's American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2015 (AIAN FACES 2015) for information about Region XI Head Start children, families, classrooms, and programs in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.

 

This webinar provides a selection of findings from questions to children’s program and center directors on how they were providing services during the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020 and the perspectives of the Office of Head Start Region XI Regional Program Manager and a Region XI Head Start program director at the onset of the pandemic.

Research shows Native culture and language support children’s development in positive ways. In this brief, we examine the Native language and cultural experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native children in Head Start programs operated by federally recognized tribes or tribal consortia (Region XI). The data presented in this report inform our understanding of the Native language and cultural experiences that AI/AN children in Region XI Head Start have at home and in their communities...

The AIAN FACES 2021-22 data collection will examine child, family, and staff well-being in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall of 2021 and spring of 2022. Head Start program leaders, federal staff, and researchers recognize the need for information about how children, families, teachers, and programs are doing to inform and support children, families, and programs following the COVID-19 pandemic in Region XI.

AI/AN FACES 2015 is the first national study of Region XI AI/AN Head Start children and their families, classrooms, and programs. This set of tables presents data on the demographic backgrounds and developmental outcomes of children enrolled in Region XI AI/AN Head Start programs during the 2015—16 Head Start year. The tables also detail aspects of their home environment and family life. Data on children’s classrooms, teachers, centers, and programs...

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...

Nationally, about 35,575 American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and their families are served by Head Start, with just over half served by 150 tribally run Head Start programs in Region XI. While we have a wealth of information about Head Start children and families in general, through data collected for the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), Region XI programs have never been included in this study. The American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (AI/AN FACES) is designed to collect information from a representative sample of children, families and programs in Region XI, with tribal voices at the forefront...

Explore OPRE's infographic on barriers to communicating with Region XI Head Start children's families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Explore OPRE's new infographic on the new supports offered to Region XI Head Start staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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...