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Greenfield Daryl B., Fernandez Veronica A., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The overall goal of this project is to implement an inquiry-based approach to improve parent and teacher practices, which will support and improve developmental outcomes for infants and toddlers. The intervention will have two phases. Phase 1 will…
Knoche Lisa, Sheridan Susan M., Raikes Helen, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project will implement and evaluate the Getting Ready 0-3 (GR03) intervention in collaboration with rural Early Head Start (EHS) partner agencies. GR03 is an inventive, evidence-based intervention that strengthens the relationships children…
Johnson Ursula, Van Horne Bethanie, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of the project is to adapt two research-based parent and teacher interventions, Play and Learning Strategies (PALS) and Beginning Education: Early Childcare at Home (BEECH), to examine the benefit to low income infants' and toddlers'…
Stacks Ann M., Vallotton Claire, Muzik Maria, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Faculty from the Michigan Infant-Toddler Research Exchange are developing and testing an integrated parent-teacher intervention to support infant/toddler social emotional (SE) development based on an established and tested model, the Mom Power (MP)…
Mennen Ferol E., Sosna Todd, 2013
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study will implement interpersonal psychotherapy for group (IPT-G), for Head Start mothers with depression or dysphoric mood with the goal of reducing depression and promoting positive changes for both mothers and children. The objectives of…
Chase-Lansdale P. Lindsay, Sommer Teresa Eckrich, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, 2013
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Dual-generation approaches--targeting parents and children simultaneously-- represent a promising and innovative antipoverty strategy for families. In collaboration with the Community Action Project of Tulsa, Oklahoma (CAP Tulsa), we propose to…
Gilpin Ansley, Boxmeyer Caroline L., DeCaro Jason A., 2013
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project will test the proximal and distal effects of an integrated dual-generation intervention approach, Power PATH. Two evidence-based and widely-utilized preventive interventions will be integrated and adapted to provide intervention…
Pakulak Eric, Neville Helen, 2013
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Based on basic research on the neuroplasticity of attention, stress, and family dynamics, we developed a successful dual-generation intervention, Parents and Children Making Connections -- Highlighting Attention (PCMC-A), which targets PCMC-A…
Berlin Lisa J., Harden Brenda Jones, 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The project is being conducted in collaboration with four Early Head Start programs in the greater Washington, DC area that serve predominantly new immigrant Latino families. Together we are conducting a randomized trial of home-based Early Head…
Hustedt Jason T., Hallam Rena A., Han Myae, Vu Jennifer A., 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this project is to incorporate the Promoting First Relationships (PFR) parenting intervention for use in the home visiting components of Early Head Start (EHS) home- and center-based models. This project will be conducted in…
Blair Clancy, Raver C. Cybele, 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The primary purpose of this study is to implement an evidence-based parenting intervention, Playing and Learning Strategies (PALS) to evaluate the role of parenting quality in buffering children from toxic stress associated with poverty.…
Sarche Michelle C., Boyd Misty, 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus in partnership with a tribal Early Head Start and behavioral health program will evaluate Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Intervention (PCIT) and the Emotional Availability Caregiver Intervention…
Watamura Sarah, Fisher Philip A., Moreno Amanda J., 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study seeks to understand how toxic stress leads to psychological and physical health problems and identify ways to buffer children enrolled in Early Head Start (EHS) from such stressors. Specifically, the project has the following objectives…
Constantino John, 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The study will determine if a parenting intervention, an adaptation of the Incredible Years Toddler program, can buffer high-risk children in Early Head Start (EHS) from toxic stress and its consequences by fostering supportive and responsive care…
Restrepo M. Adelaida, 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Arizona State University will implement a Dialogic Reading, Inferencing, Vocabulary Enhancement, and Scaffolded Conversations (DRIVES) professional development (PD) program which aims to increase high quality language and emergent literacy…
Fabiano Gregory A., 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Research Foundation of SUNY on behalf of the University of Buffalo will investigate the effectiveness of an intensive inservice training program designed for teachers and teacher assistants in Head Start classrooms. Teachers and teacher…
Landry Susan H., 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will develop and implement a comprehensive professional development (PD) program for Migrant Head Start teachers to improve school readiness in English language learners (ELL). The goal of…
Trivette Carol M., 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute determined the efficacy of a professional development model where project staff used a research-based adult learning approach to promote Head Start teachers' understanding, adoption, and use of early childhood…
Kidd Julie K., 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
George Mason University will be designing, implementing, and evaluating the Sustaining Teachers' Effective Pedagogy (STEP) model which will collaborate with the Head Start Professional Development Team (PDT) to identify effective teaching strategies…
Bagnato Stephen J., 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Pittsburgh and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, in a collaborative effort with Head Start partners in the Appalachian region, will be implementing the Early Childhood Partnership's Center On Mentoring for Effective…
Lafferty Addie E., 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Arizona State University is examining the efficacy of a classroom-based language and emergent literacy intervention, Teaching Emergent Literacy and Language Around the Classroom (TELLAC), for Spanish-speaking Head Start children. The intervention is…
Mikulski Ariana M., 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Arizona State University is partnering with three Head Start classrooms to examine how bilingualism in language minority Head Start students predicts social and cognitive aspects of school readiness. Specifically, the studies will: (a) describe…
Pan Barbara A., 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Harvard Graduate School of Education will partner with Dimock Community Health Center and Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start programs to pilot, refine, and validate instruments to be used to track…
Hammer Carol Scheffner, 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Temple University is partnering with The Head Start Program of Lancaster County, PA to evaluate a home-based, culturally informed emergent literacy intervention that is designed to promote Latino parents' abilities to support the language and…
Gutierrez-Clellen Vera, 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
San Diego State University Research Foundation will examine the potential efficacy of a focused vocabulary and oral language intervention for improving the academic readiness (VOLAR) of preschool Latino English Language Learners (ELL) within the…
Mendez Julia L., 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
University of North Carolina- Greensboro is implementing a parenting intervention, The Companion Curriculum: Home-based Learning Activities for Parents and Children, that exposes English Language Learner (ELL) families to the educational, mental…
Lopez Lisa M., 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The principal investigator is partnered with five Head Start agencies in the state of Florida to study the developmental process of language, early literacy, early numeracy, cognition, approaches to learning, and social-emotional development for…
McWayne Christine M., Melzi Gigliana, 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
New York University will examine the ways in which Spanish-speaking, Head Start Latino families support children's school readiness through their involvement behaviors. Specifically, the study will address four research questions: (a) how is family…
Brophy-Herb Holly, Fitzgerald Hiram, Onaga Esther E., 2006
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Michigan State University operationalized an existing conceptual curriculum based on an infant mental health approach. The curriculum was previously developed with a partner Early Head Start (EHS) program. Specifically, this study developed a…
Trivette Carol M., 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Preschool Early Head Start (EHS) Program to develop, implement, and evaluate a home-based curriculum for EHS parents and their young children. The new curriculum, Windows of Opportunity, focused on building the capacity of parents to use everyday…
Moreno Amanda J., Klute Mary M., 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center will develop the Learning Through Relationships curriculum to promote language and pre-literacy skills, as well as broad areas of social-emotional functioning that are age-appropriate for…
Bryant Donna M., Yazejian Noreen, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
University of North Carolina partnered with North Carolina Early Head Start (EHS) programs to evaluate a combined curriculum derived from the widely used Partners for a Healthy Baby and Learningames curricula. Specifically, the project focused on…
Beeber Linda, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill developed and tested a curriculum to assist staff with interventions and support for English-speaking and Spanish-speaking only parents with depressive symptoms in the course of regular Early Head Start (…
Boyce Lisa K., 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Utah State University developed a curriculum to promote children's language and literacy skills through shared conversations, creation of meaningful literacy materials that are culturally appropriate, and encouragement of language and literacy…
Meisels Samuel J., Beachy-Quick Kristy, 2004
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Erikson Institute, working with the Ounce of Prevention Fund, the Childcare Network of Evanston and Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, the National Teachers Academy of the Chicago Public Schools, the Carole Robertson Center for Learning, and…
Pan Barbara A., Mancilla-Martinez Jeannette, Vagh Shaher Banu, 2004
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Harvard University partnered with several Early Head Start (EHS)/Head Start programs in Boston and Lawrence, MA, to achieve two primary goals. First, project staff investigated the feasibility of combining parent and teacher reports of toddlers'…
Horodynski Mildred A. Omar, Stommel Manfred, Brophy-Herb Holly, Weatherspoon Lorraine, 2004
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Michigan State University, working with eight Early Head Start (EHS) programs, developed a measure for assessing toddler-parent mealtime feeding behaviors. This measure can be used to (1) identify key issues in mealtime feeding behaviors that may…
DiPerna James C., Morgan Paul L., Lei Pui-Wa, 2004
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Pennsylvania State University partnered with the Lebanon County Head Start Program to develop a set of progress-monitoring measures to assess key early literacy and mathematics skills for 3-and-4-year old children enrolled in Head Start. The…
Whiteside-Mansell Leanne, 2004
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Arkansas partnered with two area Head Start centers to create a comprehensive, user-friendly measure to assess various aspects of the family and home environment. The new measure, The Family Map, provides comprehensive information…
Carta Judith J., Walker Dale, Baggett Kathleen M., 2004
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Juniper Gardens Children's Project at the University of Kansas partnered with two Early Head Start (EHS) programs to develop and validate two measures: one for monitoring children's growth in communication and one for monitoring change in parent…
Spieker Susan, 2004
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The University of Washington-Puget Sound Educational Service District Early Head Start (EHS) Program Partnership assessed the reliability, validity, and utility of the Toddler Attachment Sort-45 (TAS45) for measuring parent-child attachment…
Roggman Lori A., 2004
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Utah State University partnered with area Early Head Start programs to develop a measurement tool for observing, tracking, and supporting parent-child interactions that lead to positive child outcomes from infancy to age three. The primary…
Horodynski Mildred A. Omar, 2001
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project is aimed at promoting toddler development and self-regulation by improving toddler feeding practices. Specifically, the project is designed to explore whether completing a feeding and nutrition education program: (1) improves parents'…
Elicker James, 2001
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Researchers at Purdue University are investigating the effectiveness of Early Head Start services, focusing on interpersonal relationships that develop between staff and families within the program. Specifically this project will: (1) assess and…
Greenfield Daryl B., 2001
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The current project is a multi-agency collaborative effort designed to enhance an existing infrastructure of infant mental health services within Early Head Start. As part of the effort, intervention services and data collection will be carried out…
Marvin Robert S., 2001
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project extends the work of a previous Head Start-University Partnership grant by developing an extensive manual for a brief, small group intervention protocol, the Circle of Security (COS). The COS is a 20-week intervention focusing on…
Kaiser Ann P., 2001
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The goals of this study are to: (1) develop and test a multi-component intervention to teach peer-directed, pragmatic communication skills to children at risk for language and behavior problems; (2) determine the effects of this intervention on the…