Mathematica has launched a new five-year descriptive study of Early Head Start, the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES 2018), to guide program technical assistance, management, and policy.
Third annual report to congress sheds light on enrollment patterns for children and families.Read more
A review of the literatureRead more
PACT study offers insight into strengthening fathers’ parenting and relationship skills.Read more
New brief tracks trends in quality and teacher characteristics.Read more
Request for proposals seeks providers of formal training and implementation support.Read more
New research brief highlights best practices in early child care.Read more
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.
Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey: Baby FACES 2018
Using Rapid-Cycle Techniques to Spur and Test Innovation: The Early Learning Lab
The Early Learning Lab is a new venture designed to catalyze the innovation and learning needed to support great teaching and caregiving for all young children. The lab uses new tools and approaches in partnership with others to design, test, and promote the large-scale adoption of effective and...
Jaime Thomas studies the effects of early childhood, K–12, and postsecondary education interventions on children and students, their families, and their communities. She has an extensive background in econometrics, with expertise in nonexperimental study designs and methods for addressing missing data.Featured Projects
- Learning About Infant and Toddler Early Education Services (LITES): Identifying What Works
- Evaluating Race to the Top and School Improvement Grants
- Informal Caregivers Research Project: Characteristics, Networks, and Needs of Informal Caregivers and Parents in California
- Toddlers in Early Head Start: A Portrait of 2-Year-Olds, Their Families, and the Programs Serving Them (Executive Summary)
- School Reform
- College and Career Readiness
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research
- Early Childhood
- Systematic Evidence Reviews
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