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Halle Tamara, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This four-year project is a partnership between Child Trends and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Division of Early Childhood, which is the Lead Agency administering Maryland’s Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program and…

Duer Jennifer K., Jenkins Jade Marcus, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This mixed-methods study aims to answer three research questions regarding the impact of EHS on families and young children including: (1) What is the impact of EHS on long-run cognitive and health outcomes? (2) What is the effect of…

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…
Cook Kyle Demeo, Coley Rebekah Levine, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study describes the efforts undertaken by Head Start programs to coordinate with elementary schools to support children's transition to kindergarten. Given research showing that a substantial proportion of children face challenges adjusting to…
Zanoni Wladimir, Johnson Anna D., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This research will examine the enrollment of children in CCDF subsidized providers during early childhood and the effects of these enrolments on the school achievement outcomes of children in grades third to eight. The project will first, explore…
Ansari Arya, Gershoff Elizabeth, 2014
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Latino families represent the fastest-growing minority population in the U.S., but they are also the least likely group to enroll their children in some form of non-parental care the year before kindergarten. Why Latino families utilize less formal…
RAND Corporation, 2012
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project (EHSREP) is a longitudinal impact evaluation of the Early Head Start program initiated in 1996, at the same time that the Early Head Start program was created. Child and family assessments were…
LeBoeuf Whitney A., Fantuzzo John W., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study intends to take a population-based look at the protective benefit of Head Start in an entire cohort of children who are transitioning into kindergarten in a large, urban school district and who live in a context of multiple early risks to…
Vitiello Virginia E., Greenfield Daryl B., 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Miami will determine whether the effects of executive functions on school readiness are mediated by approaches to learning in Head Start preschoolers. Specifically, the study will seek to address two main questions: (a) Are…
George J'Lene, 2004
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Miami will investigate individual differences in approaches to learning (ATL) and how these differences affect outcomes in other domains of school readiness. The study has two main objectives: (a) to investigate the relationships…
Cook Gina A., 2003
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Utah State University will explore the influence of early environmental supports and other cognitive and social factors on literacy and reading comprehension. More specifically, the study seeks to answer the following questions: (a) What early…
Datar Ashlesha, Kilburn M. Rebecca, 2002
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
An assessment of the impact of a change in kindergarten entrance age policy on the child care needs of families, using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS-K) data set to estimate: (1) the number of children who might be affected; (2) the…
Murphy Reeva Sullivan, 2002
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A collaboration between the Wellesley Child Care Research Partnership and a Rhode Island child-focused policy organization to evaluate access to, and quality of, child care in the Starting Right era. The project uses data from a variety of programs…
Sekino Yumiko, 2002
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Pennsylvania will study the relationship between Head Start interactive peer play behavior and later academic achievement and social adjustment in the primary grades. Subjects will include 210 former Head Start children who will be…
Kontos Susan, Elicker James, 2001
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A description and comparison of the "child care landscapes" in four communities with diverse subsidy policies, employing an integrated design and using existing data, qualitative data, and quantitative data to identify the community-level variables…