24,000 Miles, 6 Weeks, and 3 Aha! Moments

New blog post about early childhood issues across the world.

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National Cross-Site Evaluation of Regional Partnership Grants

Third annual report to congress sheds light on enrollment patterns for children and families.  Read more

Promoting Better Co-Parenting Relationships

PACT study offers insight into strengthening fathers’ parenting and relationship skills.

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Looking at Head Start Classrooms

New brief tracks trends in quality and teacher characteristics.

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Evaluation of Preschool Special Education

Request for proposals seeks providers of formal training and implementation support.

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Early Childhood

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.

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    John Carsley has two decades of experience building and managing information systems. He played a key role in designing and programming Mathematica’s computer-assisted personal interviewing system.

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    • Child Development
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In the United States
26% of Head Start children

live in a household in which the primary language spoken to them is not English.