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This report describes the research and evaluation activities undertaken by our Division of Child and Family Development in 2020. Brief project descriptions provide an overview of the range of projects conducted by the Division during the year in early childhood research, child care, Head Start and Early Head Start, child welfare, human trafficking, and cultural diversity.

APPAM's Fall Research Conference starts this week. Be sure to attend the sessions, panels, and roundtables featuring OPRE staff and our sponsored research.

OPRE 2018 in Review

December 31, 2018

Some highlights of our work from 2018 include...

    Will you be at APPAM's Fall Research Conference at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park next week? Be sure to attend the sessions featuring OPRE sponsored research.

    OPRE Research and Evaluation in 2017.

    ACF OPRE News Vol. 5 Issue 19 - November 9, 2017

    The Latest from the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Evaluation
    November 9, 2017

    Featured items in this issue: ...

    ACF OPRE News Vol. 5 Issue 8 - May 4, 2017

    Evaluation of Subsidized Employment for Disconnected Youth in NYC & New Reports from a Grantee
    May 4, 2017

    Featured items in this issue...

    This report and accompanying materials summarize the state of the field on in-service professional development methods for early childhood caregivers. This comprehensive literature review draws on empirical studies, reviews, and meta-analyses conducted within the past 10 years and websites of leading organizations to identify the most promising methods and practices for improving caregiver interactions with young children...

    An end of the year message sharing some highlights of OPRE's work in 2016, and expressing appreciation for our staff, contractors, grantees, and partners that contribute to that work...

    This brief explores emerging evidence from social science research on the contribution of early care and education (ECE) to the child welfare system’s goals of child safety, permanency, and well-being. The examination of that evidence points to the potential value of early care and education for young children in the child welfare system, but the best available data suggests that the child welfare population tends to under-utilize ECE...