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Brotherson Sean E., Saxena Divya, Lammers Shea, Bushaw Kimberly, April, 2020
Executive Summary
North Dakota State University, Extension led efforts to expand understanding and opportunities for family engagement (Goal 3.10). This report summary presents findings based on three focus groups across the state, as well as a parent feedback survey…
Katz Michael, Johnson Martha C., Adams Gina, June, 2016
Executive Summary
Over the past decade, there has been an increased focus on attendance and reducing absenteeism in schools. Driven in part by continued research on the negative impact of absenteeism on school performance, future attendance, truancy, and dropout…
Shivers Eva Marie, Yang Charles, Farago Flora, May, 2016
Executive Summary
The overall goal of the analysis described in this brief, Brief #2 in a series of four, was to explore and document the characteristics of an increasingly larger segment of child care providers in this country, Latina Family, Friend, and Neighbor…
White Annie, 2016
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This research to practice paper summarizes a qualitative study on an EHS program that utilized a narrative observation process, referred to as Journey of Discoveries, to examine collaboration between parents and teachers. Journey of Discoveries…
Haines Shana J., Summers Jean Ann, Turnbull Ann, Turnbull Rud, 2015
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
The attendance of children from refugee families at Head Start agencies provides the opportunity for Head Start staff to foster trusting family partnerships that are collaborative, respectful, and goal-oriented. The purpose of this study was to…
Stroup-Rentier Vera Lynne, Summers Jean Ann, Palmer Susan B., Turnbull Ann, 2015
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This research to practice summarizes the findings of a study of family-professional partnerships in a Head Start. Head Start's commitment to family partnership, makes the program selected an exemplar for positive beliefs about families and the…
Hoffman Jessica A., Wirth Catherine, Johnson Sarah, Carter Sonia, DuBois Matthew, Cox Colin, Castaneda-Sceppa Carmen, 2015
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
Head Start provides children with healthy, nutritious meals, physical activity opportunities, and health screenings, all of which are important components of combatting early childhood obesity. Communicating health screening information about a…
Bromer Juliet, Weaver Corinne, September, 2014
Executive Summary
This summary describes findings and recommendations from a focus group study of family and community engagement practices in center-based ECE programs in Illinois. The purpose of the focus group study was to describe diverse perspectives on…
Graaff Fuusje de, Keulen Anke van, October 2008
Executive Summary
A summary of an overview and discussion of the Parents and Diversity project, an initiative in the Netherlands that promoted parent-child care provider partnerships and helped providers better understand the needs of immigrant parents
Mitchell Linda, Haggerty Maggie, Hampton Viv, Pairman Ann, 2006
Executive Summary
A summary of an examination of the partnerships developed between child care centers and mothers, fathers, and extended family members for the purpose of enhancing children?s learning and wellbeing, based on case studies of three child care centers…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 1999
Executive Summary
A summary of a study of family support programs serving low-income families with young children responding to welfare policies and practices derived from 11 programs in initiatives early at an early point in time of implementation