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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

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In 2017, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families funded Mathematica to conduct the Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) project. The project aims to examine existing efforts across states, institutions of higher education, professional organizations, and early care and education programs related to competencies for infant and toddler (I/T) teachers and caregivers who work in group settings and build a conceptual…

These snapshots describe U.S. households’ costs for, and usage of, ECE in 2012, looking at differences by age of child, household income, and community urbanicity.

In the 1998 reauthorization of Head Start, Congress mandated that the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) determine, on a national level, the impact of Head Start on the children it serves. The study...

This report draws on data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to describe characteristics of early care and education centers that participate in Head Start and publicly-funded pre-kindergarten. The supplement to the report provides additional details about the analyses, including information about tabulations and definitions used, as well as a discussion of features of the data that affect how additional analyses might be undertaken...

This methodological report describes how selected predictors of quality can be measured using data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). The report also provides descriptive data for each of the selected predictors of quality. The report considers attributes of early care and education settings that contribute to quality at the following levels...

This brief identifies common features of programs that offer integrated services to support both the economic security of families and the development and wellbeing of children.

Focusing on programs operating as of early 2016, the brief discusses:...

The descriptive brief provides an overview of the qualifications and the professional development activities of the nation’s infant/toddler workforce, based on representative data collected by the National Survey of Early Care and Education. The goal of this brief is to help the field better understand the strengths and needs of the infant/toddler workforce in center-based as well as home-based early care and education programs...

This research review addresses the question:

What evidence do we have from the literature on associations between infant/toddler teacher and caregiver preparation (e.g., education, credentials, etc.) and quality of caregiving and child outcomes?...

This report describes the research and evaluation activities undertaken by our Division of Child and Family Development in FY2018. 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.