FACES 2014

Data from the 2014 survey show positive gains in child development for children in the Head Start program.

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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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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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  • Evaluation of the Roma Parenting Support Projects in Serbia

    On this project we provided support to the Results for Development Institute in developing an appropriate evaluation design for the Roma parenting program evaluation sponsored by the Open Society Foundations.

  • Soma Umenye, Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now

    The Soma Umenye program, formerly known as Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now (LEARN), aims to improve local language reading skills of children in the first three years of primary school. It is being implemented in all public and public-assisted primary schools in Rwanda in three phases.

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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.