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Early Head Start Home Visits and Classrooms: Stability, Predictors, and Thresholds of Quality

Published: June 29, 2015
Early Head Start, Head Start
Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Study (Baby FACES), 2007-2020 | Learn more about this project

Using information collected as part of the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES), this report and accompanying brief provide a descriptive picture of classroom and home visit quality in Early Head Start. Baby FACES captures classroom and home visit quality using two observational measures: Classroom Assessment Scoring System, Toddler Version and the Home Visit Rating Scale-Adapted measures. Specifically, the report and brief examine average levels of quality, the stability of quality while children are enrolled, and the predictors of that quality. The report also examines associations between quality and child and parenting outcomes, including whether there are threshold effects in these associations (i.e. whether it is necessary to reach a certain level of quality before associations between quality and outcomes emerge).

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019