Research shows that the earliest years of life are a critical period of human development. Young children’s earliest relationships and experiences have a strong influence on brain development and a child’s future health and well-being.
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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.
Developing a Policy Research Agenda for Low-Income Families with Young Children
American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (AI/AN FACES)
Mathematica conducted AI/AN FACES 2015, the first national descriptive study of children and families in Region XI Head Start programs. Again in AI/AN FACES 2019, Mathematica will assess the strengths and service needs of children and families in Region XI.
Andrew Burwick has more than 15 years of experience evaluating the implementation and costs of family support, early childhood, and child welfare programs and policies.Featured Projects
- PREP: Supporting Evaluation and Innovation in Promising Youth Pregnancy Prevention Programs
- Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education
- Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations: Research Recommendations on Programs for Youth
- Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations: Research Recommendations on Child Welfare Programs
- Early Childhood
- Child Welfare
- Family Support
- Youth Development
- TANF and Employment Issues
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