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Isaacs Julia B., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Child Care Research and Evaluation Capacity Building Center (Center) will assess and build the research and evaluation capacities of State, Territory, and Tribal CCDF Lead Agencies. The Center will engage with stakeholders in planning activities…
Sama-Miller Emily, Ross Christine, Cavadel Elizabeth, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Through this project, ACF seeks to learn more about how states and communities coordinate early care and education, family economic security, and/or other health and human services to most efficiently and effectively serve the needs of low-income…

Klein Ashley Kopack, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT) observation tool is a reliable and valid research-based observational tool that measures the quality of interactions between infants and toddlers and their caregivers in…
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration of Children and Families (ACF) funds numerous data collection efforts through research studies on a wide-range of early childhood topics within and across child care,…
Stagner Matthew, Bradley Cay, Jonson-Reid Melissa, 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Child Maltreatment Incidence Data Linkages (CMI Data Linkages) project will support ACF in identifying and enhancing existing administrative data linkage practices related to examining the incidence and risk of child maltreatment. Through the…
Moiduddin Emily M., Atkins-Burnett Sally, 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Identifying the competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics) essential to a given profession may help to provide a common language and lens for assessing job performance and provide a clear structure for professional growth…
Isaacs Julia B., Rohacek Monica, Derrick-Mills Teresa, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project will support the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in learning from high-quality, rigorous research, to be conducted by Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) lead agencies in partnership with researchers, on the…
Tout Kathryn, Halle Tamara, Douglass Anne L., 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A challenge for current quality improvement efforts in early care and education (ECE) is to produce sustained changes in practices that support positive outcomes for children and families. The field is seeking innovative models that can be tailored…
Moiduddin Emily M., Lloyd Chrishana M., 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study will explore how coaching practices are implemented and vary in early care and education (ECE) classrooms serving children supported by Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) subsidies or Head Start grants. This project aims to advance…
Sarche Michelle C., Whitesell Nancy Rumbaugh, Barnes-Najor Jessica, Ayoub Catherine, Sparrow Joshua, Barlow Allison, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center (TRC) is a partnership between researchers and American Indian and Alaska Native communities, programs, and practitioners to advance our understanding of young children's development within the context of…
Hsueh JoAnn, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project is studying through a rigorous experimental design the relationship between levels and features (i.e., process, domain-specific, instructional quality) of child care and early education (CCEE) classroom quality and children's outcomes…
Pergamit Michael, Courtney Mark E., McDaniel Marla, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The overall purpose of this task order is to support the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) and the Children's Bureau (CB) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in increasing the number of evidence-supported…
Hafford Carol, Datta A. Rupa, Hernandez Marc W., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This utilization-focused evaluation of ACF's Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance System (T/TA System) aims to inform ongoing improvement of the T/TA System and to support the evaluation activities of T/TA system stakeholders. Using a…
Caswell Linda, Lopez Michael, Barrueco Sandra, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Study will be a descriptive study of the early childhood programs that serve young children of farmworkers. MSHS programs serve children zero to 8 years of age. The study will utilize surveys and onsite…
Sama-Miller Emily, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
ACF launched the Integrated Approaches to Supporting Child Development and Improving Family Economic Security project in September 2015. The goal of the project is to improve understanding of approaches that intentionally combine intensive, high…