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Aikens Nikki, Nguyen Tutrang, Harding Jessica F., February, 2021
Literature Review
This brief focuses on what we know about how the Pre-K CLASS relates to children’s outcomes in general, and whether its relationships with outcomes differs for key subgroups of children. By summarizing findings of the most recent studies published…
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., July, 2020
Instruments
Spring data collection for FACES and AI/AN FACES began in late February 2020, just before Head Start centers nationwide began closing due to concerns around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). By mid-March 2020, due to COVID-19, most Head Start…
Grazi Jaimie, Harris Barbara, Del Grosso Patricia, January, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Young children's exposure to early math concepts is important in their development, in their confidence in math skills, and in their ability to use math later in life. In 2013, the Heising-Simons Foundation embarked on an innovative path to support…
Caronongan Pia, Moiduddin Emily M., Atkins-Burnett Sally, Niland Katherine, Kharsa Miranda, October, 2019
Literature Review

In 2017, the Office of Planning Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) funded Mathematica Policy Research to conduct the Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) project. The…

Caronongan Pia, Niland Katherine, Manley Mikia, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Moiduddin Emily M., September, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
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…
Harding Jessica F., Moiduddin Emily M., Malone Lizabeth M., Cannon Judith, Tarullo Louisa B., Aikens Nikki, June, 2019
Reports & Papers
Using nationally representative data from the spring 2017 round of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014-2018 (FACES 2014), we examine the PD experiences of Head Start staff (see the text box on page 2 for definitions of the staff…
Harding Jessica F., Moiduddin Emily M., Malone Lizabeth M., Cannon Judith, Tarullo Louisa B., Aikens Nikki, June, 2019
Other
These appendix tables accompany a report that examines professional development experiences of Head Start staff, based on data from the spring 2017 round of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014-2018 (FACES 2014).
Rachidi Angela, Sykes Russell, Desjardins Kerry, Chaidez Julius Cesar, 15 May, 2019
Reports & Papers
We combined two approaches to study the intersection of nonstandard-hour work schedules, child care, and child health and well-being: 1. Research on young children using data from the Fragile Families Child Well-Being Study (FFCWS) 2. A survey of…
Rachidi Angela, Sykes Russell, Desjardins Kerry, Chaidez Julius Cesar, 15 May, 2019
Executive Summary
We combined two approaches to study the intersection of nonstandard-hour work schedules, child care, and child health and well-being: 1. Research on young children using data from the Fragile Families Child Well-Being Study (FFCWS) 2. A survey of…
Selekman Rebekah, Holcomb Pamela A., October, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This issue brief examines the use of child support cooperation requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program and child care subsidy programs funded under the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF). (author abstract)
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., April, 2018
Other
This document provides a table summarizing the changes to child assessment, observation, and survey instruments for AI/AN FACES 2015 as compared to FACES 2014. As part of the collaborative design effort, when developing the AI/AN FACES 2015…
Harding Jessica F., Paulsell Diane, October, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief highlights evidence about ECE access and presents a policy-focused research agenda designed to fill knowledge gaps in three areas: (1) documenting disparities in access to and participation in ECE, (2) identifying and testing innovations…
Harris Barbara, Petersen Dana, Wulsin Claire S., January, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
To support the development of early math skills while leveraging a caregiver's power to engage children in the learning process, the Heising-Simons Foundation awarded grants to five family engagement programs to develop, test, and integrate early…
Kirby Gretchen, Caronongan Pia, Esposito Andrea M., Murphy Lauren, Shoji Megan, Del Grosso Patricia, Kiambuthi Wamaitha, Clark Melissa A., Dragoset Lisa, November, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief presents the key findings of a report that describes the progress made by the Round 1 Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant recipients (California, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island…
Knechtel Virginia, Coen Thomas, Caronongan Pia, Fung Nickie, Goble Lisbeth, 22 August, 2017
Reports & Papers
KIPP, a national network of public charter schools, provides a possible model for high quality pre-K aligned with an elementary school educational program. In previous research, KIPP has consistently demonstrated positive impacts on student…