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A tapestry of Head Start families: Challenges they face and strengths they possess: Findings from FACES--The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey [PowerPoint]

This presentation outlines the sample and the data collection for the 1997 cohort of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES).

Other

June, 2002

Exploring diversity among Head Start families [PowerPoint]

The presentation highlights characteristics of Head Start families, based on data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey.

Reports & Papers

June, 2002

Predictive validity of cognitive and behavioral measures in Head Start: Relationships within and across cognitive and social developmental domains [PowerPoint]

This presentation examines the role of Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES, 1997 cohort) assessment battery data in predicting cognitive and behavioral outcomes at the end of kindergarten.

Reports & Papers

24 April, 2003

Project Head Start: Quality and links to child outcomes

Whether Head Start is able to reduce the achievement gap and indeed whether it "works" has been a hotly debated topic since its inception, and legislative pressures to demonstrate program performance and accountability are increasing. Evaluation of its effectiveness has had a somewhat checkered past, partly because of changes in program philosophy, debates about the most appropriate and expectable outcomes from the program, and the evaluation methods that can best demonstrate these effects. In particular, several key questions have emerged, broadly stated as follows: 1. What is the quality of Head Start classrooms as early learning environments, how does it compare to other early childhood education settings, and what factors predict variations in quality? 2. Do children make significant gains in their school-readiness skills during the Head Start year and into kindergarten, and are these gains due to their exposure to Head Start? 3. Is program quality related to children's gains during Head Start and into kindergarten? 4. What difference does participation in Head Start make to key school-readiness outcomes and parental practices for children and parents from low-income families? 5. Under what circumstances does Head Start achieve the greatest impact? What works for which children? Which Head Start services are most related to impact? To answer these key questions, this chapter reviews the state of the national Head Start program, with emphasis on the findings from the Head Start Child and Family Experiences Survey (FACES) and the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS). (author abstract)

Reports & Papers

2010

Residual structures in growth models with ordinal outcomes

Growth models allow for the study of within-person change and between-person differences in within-person change. Typically, these models are applied to continuous variables where the residuals are assumed to be normally distributed. With normally distributed residuals there are a variety of residual structures that can be imposed and tested, which have been shown to affect model fit and parameter estimation. This article concerns residual structures in growth models with binary and ordered categorical outcomes using the probit link function. Different residual structures and their appropriateness for growth data are discussed and their use is illustrated with longitudinal data collected as part of Head Start's Family and Child Experiences Survey 1997 Cohort. We close with recommendations for the specification and parameterization of growth models that use the probit link. (author abstract)

Reports & Papers

2016

Using bifactor models to measure teacher-child interaction quality in early childhood: Evidence from the Caregiver Interaction Scale

Bifactor models have great promise to support the measurement of adult-child interaction in early childhood settings but are not frequently used in the field. This study explored whether a bifactor model fit teacher-child interaction data gathered from the Caregiver Interaction Scale (CIS; Arnett, 1989) in four cohorts of the recent Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) study (1997-2006). Analyses also examined concurrent validity of this approach using several teacher- and child-level variables. In total, 1422 Head Start classrooms were observed with the CIS. Factor analyses found that a bifactor model, featuring one factor for overall positive teacher-child interaction as well as two methodological factors accounting for whether items targeted appropriate or (reverse-coded) inappropriate behaviors, fit the data well, consistent with other recent work. Further, evidence of concurrent validity for this bifactor model of teacher-child interaction emerged with lead teachers' background factors (experience and CDA credential) and their global classroom quality, as well as children's prosocial skills. Overall, results illustrate both the utility and logistics of the bifactor model approach to measuring interaction quality in early childhood settings. (author abstract)

Reports & Papers

Q3 2016

Head Start program quality: Examination of classroom quality and parent involvement in predicting children's vocabulary, literacy, and mathematics achievement trajectories

A study of the relationship between both Head Start classroom quality and parent involvement and children's vocabulary, literacy, and mathematics skills growth from the beginning of Head Start through the end of first grade, based on a secondary data analysis of Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) 1997 data

Reports & Papers

Q4 2012

National profiles of classroom quality and family involvement: A multilevel examination of proximal influences on Head Start children's school readiness

A study of the relationship between Head Start children's school readiness and both classroom quality and family involvement, based on data from 1,870 children, their teachers, and families from the Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) 1997

Reports & Papers

Q4 2012

Profiles of school readiness among four-year-old Head Start children

An exploration of the associations between child, family, classroom, teacher, and Head Start program characteristics and changes in school readiness profiles and continued development over the 4-year-old Head Start year, based on data from a sample of 1,124 children in the Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) 1997 cohort

Reports & Papers

Q4 2012

Examining cost fulfillment: Child care policy and strategies

A study of correlations among a variety of characteristics of child care subsidy eligibility policies in 20 cities across 15 states, and an identification of four categories of similar types of city-specific subsidy offerings, based on an examination of the local policies regarding the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) subsidies

Reports & Papers

2012

Conventional and piecewise growth modeling techniques: Applications and implications for investigating Head Start children's early literacy learning

An overview of the mechanics of conventional and piecewise growth models, an examination of predictors of children's early literacy learning during the transition from preschool through first grade using these techniques, and a comparison of model findings, based on data from a longitudinal study of 945 Head Start children followed through first grade

Reports & Papers

June, 2011

Methodological considerations in using complex survey data: An applied example with the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey

A presentation of analytical issues and methodological considerations when using complex survey data illustrated with analyses from Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) with recommendations for reporting results

Reports & Papers

June, 2011

FACES Instrument Matrix

The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) uses many instruments to collect data. This document provides a complete list of the FACES instruments indexed in the Research Connections' database. Every instrument is hyperlinked to its corresponding record and "X"s designate which cohorts they were used in. Other alpha characters represent the instruments' availability: OS = obtainable through the original source; RC = obtainable through Research Connections. While all instruments are listed, those instruments that are copyrighted are not available. To access a particular instrument, click on the appropriate link.

Other

Summer 2010

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Kindergarten Teacher Self-Administered Survey (FACES 1997): Spring 1999

Instruments

Spring 1999

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Kindergarten Teacher Self-Administered Survey (FACES 1997): Spring 1998

Instruments

Spring 1998

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Kindergarten Teacher Self-Administered Survey (FACES 1997): Spring 2000

Instruments

Spring 2000

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Kindergarten Parent Interview (FACES 1997): Spring 1999

Instruments

Spring 1999

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Kindergarten Parent Interview: Spanish Version (FACES 1997): Spring 1999

Instruments

Spring 1999

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Kindergarten Parent Interview (FACES 1997): Spring 1998

Instruments

Spring 1998

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Kindergarten Parent Interview: Spanish Version (FACES 1997): Spring 1998

Instruments

Spring 1998

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Teacher Self-Administered Survey (FACES 1997): Spring 1999

Instruments

Spring 1999

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Teacher Self-Administered Survey (FACES 1997): Spring 1998

Instruments

Spring 1998

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Teacher Self-Administered Survey (FACES 1997): Spring 1997

Instruments

Spring 1997

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Teacher Self-Administered Survey (FACES 1997): Fall 1997

Instruments

Fall 1997

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Parent Interview Supplement (FACES 1997): Spring 1998

Instruments

Spring 1998

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Parent Interview Supplement: Spanish Version (FACES 1997): Spring 1998

Instruments

Spring 1998

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Parent Interview (FACES 1997): Spring 1999

Instruments

Spring 1999

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Parent Interview: Spanish Version (FACES 1997): Spring 1999

Instruments

Spring 1999

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Parent Interview (FACES 1997): Spring 1998

Instruments

Spring 1998

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Parent Interview: Spanish Version (FACES 1997): Spring 1998

Instruments

Spring 1998

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Parent Interview (FACES 1997): Fall 1997

Instruments

Fall 1997

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Parent Interview: Spanish Version (FACES 1997): Fall 1997

Instruments

Fall 1997

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Family Service Worker Interview (FACES 1997): Spring 1999

Instruments

Spring 1999

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Classroom Teacher Interview (FACES 1997): Spring 1998

Instruments

Spring 1998

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey Center Director Interview (FACES 1997): Fall 1997

Instruments

Fall 1997

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 1st Grade Teacher Self-Administered Survey (FACES 1997): Spring 2000

Instruments

Spring 2000

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 1st Grade Parent Interview (FACES 1997): Spring 2000

Instruments

Spring 2000

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 1st Grade Parent Interview: Spanish Version (FACES 1997): Spring 2000

Instruments

Spring 2000

Ecological contexts and early learning: Contributions of child, family, and classroom factors during Head Start, to literacy and mathematics growth through first grade

An investigation of the extent to which child, family, and Head Start classroom factors are related to children's literacy and mathematics skills from kindergarten entrance through first grade, based on a secondary analysis of data on 945 children and families from the Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)

Reports & Papers

Q2 2010

The language and literacy development of Head Start children: A study using the Family and Child Experiences Survey Database

An investigation of the relationship between early literacy outcomes and child and family characteristics, speech-language impairment, and the home literacy environment of children from low income families from analyses of FACES 1997 data

Reports & Papers

January, 2010

Guide to datasets for research and policymaking in child care and early education

An annotated bibliography of existing large-scale datasets that provide useful information to policymakers, researchers, and others in the field of child care and early education in the United States

Other

January 2009

Nonpoor children in Head Start: Explanations and implications

An explanation of the contribution of policy exemptions to the growth of the number of children in Head Start programs from families living above the poverty line

Reports & Papers

Summer 2007

Nonpoor children in Head Start: Explanations and implications

An examination and explanation of rates of nonpoor children's enrollment in Head Start as reported in national surveys

Reports & Papers

29 March, 2007

FACES findings: New research on Head Start outcomes and program quality

Highlights of findings on multiple aspects of the Head Start program, including classroom quality and benefits to children and families

Fact Sheets & Briefs

December, 2006

Do neighborhoods matter?: Exploring the relationships between neighborhood characteristics and family and child outcomes

A study of the relationship between neighborhood violence, child behavior, and maternal depression among a sample of Head Start participating families, focusing on the added factors of family and social processes and parents' participation in Head Start

Other

2001

Disabilities among children enrolled in Head Start: Relationships to child and parent outcomes

A comparison of the outcomes of families with a special needs child identified before attending Head Start with families with a child identified with special needs while in Head Start

Other

2001

Investigating the role of Head Start parents as primary nurturers of their children

A study of the roles and activities of the parents of Head Start participating children, focusing on changes in households, fathers' household presence, and the parents' working status

Other

2001

Unpacking quality in Head Start classrooms: Relationships among dimensions of quality at different levels of analysis

A study of Head Start classroom quality, focusing on adult-child ratio, teachers' experience, training, and background, and classroom environment

Other

2001

Head Start: Curriculum use and individual child assessment in cognitive and language development

A mix of resources presenting information about teacher mentors, child assessments, curricula changes and improvements, and overall progress in performance standards for cognitive and language development in Head Start programs

Other

September, 2003

Counts of Staff/Children

Instruments

Teacher Feedback on Child's School Performance and Behavior

Instruments

1997

Peer Play Observation Scale

Instruments

1992

Classroom Conduct Problems

Instruments

Social Skills

Instruments

Name Writing Task

Instruments

Social Awareness Tasks

Instruments

Assessment Behavior Scale

Instruments

Developmental Accomplishments Scale

Instruments

1995

Story and Print Concepts

Instruments

Color Names and Counting

Instruments

Leiter International Performance Scale (Rev. ed.)

Instruments

1997

FACES: The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey

A description of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), nationally representative five-phase survey that gathered data on Head Start's Program Performance Measures to identify the program's strengths and weaknesses

Other

1999

Growth in children's literacy skills in Head Start and early elementary school: Implications for preschool curricula

A study using longitudinal data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) to examine literacy skills of low income children to determine the relationship between literacy skills in Head Start and the gains displayed in kindergarten

Other

2001

Design and implications of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)

The design implications of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), a nationally representative six-phase survey that gathered data on Head Start's Program Performance Measures.

Other

2001

Head Start FACES 2000: A whole-child perspective on program performance

A longitudinal study of the academic and social outcomes of Head Start children during the Head Start years and in kindergarten, based on data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)

Reports & Papers

May, 2003

A descriptive study of Head Start families: FACES technical report I

A description of the characteristics and experiences of Head Start families and staff, based on data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)

Reports & Papers

January, 2002

Reaching out to families: Head Start recruitment and enrollment practices

A study of the recruitment and enrollment efforts in Head Start programs

Reports & Papers

January, 2001

Head Start FACES: Longitudinal findings on program performance: Third progress report

A data summary from the Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), a longitudinal study developed to determine the impact of Head Start programs on disadvantaged preschool children and their families

Reports & Papers

January, 2001

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)

A series of nationally representative longitudinal cohort studies of the experiences of Head Start children and families

Major Research Projects

The High/Scope Child Observation Record Study

Instruments

1993

McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities

Instruments

1972

The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES): What are we learning about program quality and child development?

A summary of findings from the 1997 and 2000 waves of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)

Fact Sheets & Briefs

Winter 2003

FACES findings: New research on Head Start program quality and outcomes: June 2000

Highlights of research results on multiple aspects of the Head Start program, including classroom quality and benefits to families and children

Fact Sheets & Briefs

2000

The impact of Head Start fathers on the lives of their children [PowerPoint]

This poster reports on early findings about fathers who are present or not present in the homes of Head Start children, as noted in the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). It begins to explore how Head Start fathers, through activities with their children and involvement in child rearing, may contribute positively to the development of their children. (author abstract)

Reports & Papers

The FACES embedded case study: Documenting the methodology and early findings

This report of narratives shares select results from qualitative research conducted with a 120-family sub-sample of families from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) 1997 cohort. Respondents were asked to describe the characteristics of their children and families, their interactions with Head Start, their homes, and their neighborhoods.

Reports & Papers

April, 1999

An evolving portrait of Head Start families [PowerPoint]

The slides of this presentation outline select characteristics of the sample of families surveyed as part of the 1997 cohort of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) and reports on their satisfaction with the Head Start program.

Reports & Papers

April, 1999

Is Head Start providing high-quality educational services?: Unpacking classroom processes

This outline of a conference presentation provides detailed results from the measurements of classroom quality that were studied as part of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) 1997 cohort.

Reports & Papers

April, 1999

How do Head Start staff characteristics relate to parent involvement and satisfaction?

This poster reports descriptive information collected for the Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) conducted for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. It includes: -Head Start staff experience, education, and training; -Staff-reported information about how parent volunteers are utilized and the types and frequency of contacts between Head Start staff and parents; -Teacher-reported information about the types and frequencies of activities for children in Head Start classrooms. In addition, the poster includes descriptions of the relationships of staff-reported information and three aspects of parent-reported information. These are: (1) parent satisfaction; (2) parent participation in the Head Start program; and, (3) changes in parent-child activities at home over the program year. (author abstract)

Reports & Papers

April, 1999

Latino children in Head Start: Family characteristics, parent involvement and satisfaction with Head Start program

A comparison of the characteristics and program experiences of Puerto Rican, Latino American, and non-Latino Head Start families using data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), a nationally representative longitudinal study

Fact Sheets & Briefs

2001

The new faces of Head Start: Learning from culturally diverse families

A discussion of reasons for Head Start Programs to support culturally diverse familiesÂ’ child-rearing beliefs, including social, emotional and cognitive development, based on data collected from two literacy projects: Project FIEL (Family Initiative for English Literacy) for Mexican and Mexican-American families in Texas, and Poj Niam Thiab Meyuam (Mother/Child Shool) for Hmong women and their children in Minnesota

Reports & Papers

1999

What children know and can do at the end of Head Start and what it tells us about the program's performance

An analysis of the changes in Head Start children's cognitive development, vocabulary skills, early literacy skills, social skills, and problem behaviors across the 1997-1998 program year and from the end of Head Start through the end of kindergarten, using data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), a nationally representative longitudinal study

Fact Sheets & Briefs

April, 1999

Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery

Instruments

1977

Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (3rd ed.)

The third edition of a listening comprehension measure for spoken words in standard English, as well as a screening test of verbal ability for individuals aged 2 years, 5 months through 90 years or older

Instruments

1997

Caregiver Interaction Scale

A scale for measurement of the quality of caregivers' interactions with children

Instruments

1985-1986