Cheri A. Vogel
Cheri Vogel is a senior researcher with more than 10 years of experience conducting evaluations of early childhood education programs and developing and adapting infant/toddler measures for use in large-scale research projects.
She led the analysis of two waves of fathers’ data for the seminal randomized controlled trial of Early Head Start (the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project), and for the two subsequent follow-ups of the original sample when the children were 5 years of age and most recently in 5th grade. She directed the subsequent national descriptive study, the Survey of Early Head Start Programs, and currently directs the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES). Baby FACES, arguably the largest study of its kind, is a six-year longitudinal cohort study of a nationally representative sample of 89 programs and two cohorts of children, examining the experiences of low-income families and children, and measuring child outcomes, service receipt, quality, and program implementation.
Vogel has participated in adapting and refining measures of the quality of home visits and infant/toddler classrooms and child development, and video recording parent-child interactions for use as part of a research protocol. She has worked closely with content experts and measures developers to adapt measures so that they retain reliability and validity and serve as instruments that a large team of data collectors can be trained to administer effectively in the field.
She is currently involved in a national cross-site evaluation of home visiting programs to prevent child maltreatment and is an expert reviewer of studies produced by Regional Education Laboratories on early childhood and psychometrics topics.
Vogel holds a Ph.D. in policy research, evaluation, and measurement from the University of Pennsylvania.
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- Areas of Expertise
- Key Projects
- Early childhood development and measurement
- Early Head Start