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This brief describes the professional development experiences of caregivers and PD providers that participated in the field test of the We Grow Together Professional Development System.

This report includes key information on the FACES 2019 study design and the tables in this report describe the children enrolled in Head Start programs in fall 2019 and their family backgrounds and home environments.

Explore this OPRE funded research brief that uses nationally representative data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2019) to understand the prevalence of material hardships, financial strain, and social supports among parents with children in Head Start.

Working Together for Children and Families: Findings from the National Descriptive Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

This research brief describes the gains children made across a year of Head Start for children returning for their second year of Head Start (second-year children) and children entering their first year (first-year children), using nationally representative data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014-2018 (FACES 2014).

This recorded session from ACF’s National Research Conference on Early Childhood 2020 (NRCEC 2020) featured a presentation on the We Grow Together Professional Development System (WGT) field test (beginning at time marker 22:45) alongside presentations from two other projects.

We Grow Together (WGT) is a professional development (PD) system for caregivers working with infants and toddlers in center-based care and family child care homes. Caregivers are supported in planning and using the WGT practices through relationship- and practice-based coaching from a trained local PD provider who can be a coach, supervisor, mentor, or anyone else who provides ongoing PD. WGT is based on nationally recommended best practices for interacting with infants and toddlers that are measured with the Q-CCIIT observational tool.

This literature review and the ExCELS project as a whole focus on leadership within center-based ECE settings, at the building or center level.

This report includes findings from a WGT field test conducted from fall 2018 through spring 2019.

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.