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This literature review, conducted by Mathematica Policy Research as part of the Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, assesses the current knowledge base for early care and education (ECE) partnerships, highlights promising models or components of models for these partnerships, and identifies gaps in the research. The review draws from 78 studies of ECE partnerships, including partnerships between Head Start and Early Head Start...

On May 6, 2014, Mathematica Policy Research held a technical work group meeting of experts to provide input on materials developed as part of the Study of Early Head Start (EHS)-Child Care Partnerships, funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families. Materials presented at the meeting included (1) preliminary findings from the literature review and (2) a theory of change model. The literature review examines studies on partnerships...

This report, developed as part of the Study of Early Head Start (EHS)-Child Care Partnerships, provides a roadmap for measuring all aspects of the EHS and child care partnerships included in the theory of change, which was informed and developed as part of an initial literature review. For each element in the theory of change model, the report describes the constructs, data elements, data collection methods, and recommended measures. It also discusses the types of questions that can be...

This report describes findings from the second wave of data collection for the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) conducted by Mathematica Policy Research. Baby FACES is a longitudinal study in 89 Early Head Start programs around the country. Baby FACES follows two cohorts of children through their time in Early Head Start, starting in 2009, the first wave of data collection. The Newborn Cohort includes 194 pregnant mothers and newborn children...

The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey, or Baby FACES, is the latest contribution to an…

This report summarizes lessons from the design of the first round of Baby FACES (2009) and describes ways that future descriptive studies of Early Head Start may be designed to build on past work and address information needs for research, policy, and practice. It includes a discussion of the methodological strengths, limitations, and challenges experienced in Baby FACES 2009.

This amendment to the User’s Manual for the measures developed by the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality project presents an overview of the family services staff and family services staff parent measures. The amendment also describes the development of the measures, including the pilot test; information about how to use and score the measures; and technical information about the measures and their short forms...

The efforts of the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality project produced nine self-administered measures of the quality of family and provider/teacher relationships in early care and education settings.

This resource summarizes answers to questions posed during a series of webinars with state and local administrators, practitioners, and researchers interested in learning more about the measures...

The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: Updated User’s Manual (revised April 2015) introduces the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) measures, describes how they were developed, and provides in-depth information on how to use them. Specifically, it explains why measures of quality in family and provider/teacher relationships are important and necessary and provides an overview of the measures; presents the FPTRQ conceptual model that...

This brief introduces the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) measures for early care and education stakeholders. The brief introduces the constructs and elements included in the measures, the measures’ reliability, how the measures might be used, and how to use them.

If you plan to use the measures, we recommend reviewing the full Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: User’s Manual.