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Schilder Diane, 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Our study will produce policy-relevant information for the Office of Child Care and state child care administrators that describes parents’ preferences and use of NTH care and the factors that affect preferences and use. The NTH Study will also…

Nicholson Juliann, Ha Yoonsook, 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This dissertation study draws from attachment theory and the risk and resilience model to conceptualize the potential benefits of stable, quality child care for children exposed to IPV. It also utilizes the social ecological framework and social…

Tang Jing, Hallam Rena A., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The proposed project is a mixed methods study that seeks to increase the understanding of the search strategies that parents use to make early care and education (ECE) decisions. Most children under age 5 receive non-parental child care on a regular…
Borowsky Jonathan, Davis Elizabeth E., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This project addresses three major research questions, each focused on families receiving child care subsidies: First, what is the effect of Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) ratings on choice of provider? Second, what is the effect of…

Riser Danielle, Hallam Rena A., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Child care provides an essential service to many families by allowing parents to participate in the workforce and helping their children develop in a nurturing environment. However, families who have young children with disabilities have…

Heinz Hailey, Bell Dana, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The team proposes to analyze administrative data and collect data on family perceptions through surveys and interviews to answer the following research questions: 1a) What facilitates and prevents initial enrollment of eligible families into CCDF…

Warren Shannon M., Barnett Melissa A., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Using a mixed methods approach, this collaborative study investigates patterns of Head Start home-classroom (dis)continuity and how those patterns of experience relate to self-regulation. Specifically, this study will address the following…

Zambrana Katherine A., Hart Katie C., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Since parents play a leading role in children’s early learning and development, enhancing skills and supports for parents in promoting school readiness in young children during earlier transitions to school may bolster later school readiness.…

MDRC, MEF Associates, NORC, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Since its origins, Head Start has emphasized delivering comprehensive services that align with children and families' diverse strengths and needs. A strength of Head Start's approach has been its dual focus on offering comprehensive services that…
Hyun Sunah, McWayne Christine M., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This dissertation consists of two complementary studies. The purpose of the first study is to extend the validity of measures included in the current study for use with Chinese immigrant children and families. Using the reliable measure validated…
Carr Robert C., Vernon-Feagans Lynne, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The effectiveness of the federal Head Start preschool program has been studied extensively for more than five decades. However, several areas of research need further consideration. First, a focus on Head Start's effectiveness in rural communities…
Lin Ying-Chun, Magnuson Katherine A., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This study aims to examine the role of structural factors in parents', specifically immigrant parents', use of center-based early care and education (ECE). Children of immigrants are less likely to participate in center-based ECE compared with…

Lane Abby, Osborne Cynthia, 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This mixed-methods study seeks to deepen our understanding of the implications of nonstandard work schedules (i.e., non-weekday schedules) for work-family balance. The three papers of this dissertation aim to increase our understanding of: (1) the…
Datta A. Rupa, 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) 2019 builds on the data collected in the 2012 NSECE, which was the first nationally representative survey of Early Care and Education (ECE) supply and demand conducted in over 20 years. The…

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…