Early Childhood Projects
Early Childhood Policy Research
Mathematica evaluates programs designed to improve the well-being of young children and their families, particularly those at greatest risk in our society. The projects reviewed here illustrate the diversity of themes we address, the range of clients we serve, and the breadth of our early childhood and family research. Read more about our work in the early childhood area.
FACES 2009 Data Tables and Report
A new report provides a portrait of children who entered Head Start for the first time in fall 2009 and completed a year in the program in spring 2010. It also describes their family backgrounds and the classrooms and programs that serve them. Data are drawn from the 2009 cohort of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), a periodic, longitudinal study of program performance. Data tables are also available.
Does High Quality Early Care and Education Link to Stronger Child Outcomes?
Mathematica is exploring the associations between quality and outcomes, examining whether certain thresholds of quality or dosage need to be met, or particular aspects of quality need to be present, before linkages appear. Read about the study.
Society for Research in Child Development—Seattle, WA—April 18-20, 2013
George Mason University Applied Developmental Psychology Colloquia Series—Washington, DC—October 3, 2012
Head Start Research Conference—Research on Young Children and Families: Effective Practices in an Age of Diversity and Change—Washington, DC—June 18-20, 2012
National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect—Washington, DC—April 16-20, 2012
Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) Webinar—Validating Quality Rating and Improvement Systems—March 15, 2012
"Effectively Using QRIS Data and Research to Inform Program Design and Management: Sharing New Tools and State Experiences"—Webinar—Center for Improving Research Evidence—November 10, 2011
"Resources for Measuring Services and Outcomes in Head Start Programs Serving Infants and Toddlers" (April 2003, revised September 2011)