Research indicates that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations can face disproportionate risks to their economic and social well-being, yet much remains unknown about the needs of these populations and whether federal human service programs are equipped to meet them. Mathematica Policy...
Community partnerships in Washington State reduce effects of trauma.Read more
National Academies Committee informs new framework.Read more
Findings from a review of the literature.Read more
How children and families fared in key areas when children were 3 years old.Read more
LITES project examines out-of-home learning for infants and toddlers.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.
Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations: Identifying the Knowledge Base and Developing a Research Agenda
Measurement Development: Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers
Mathematica developed a new measure to assess the quality of caregiver-child interactions for infants and toddlers in nonparental care. The measure can be used across child care settings, including center‐based and family child care settings, as well as single- and mixed-age classrooms.
Senior Survey Researcher
Cassandra Meagher has expertise in evaluations of early childhood education programs, particularly Head Start and Early Head Start.Featured Projects
- Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES)
- Head Start: The Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)
- Data Collection Instruments for the Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment Cross-Site Evaluation
- The Chicago Program Evaluation Project A Picture of Early Childhood Programs Teachers and PreschoolAge Children in Chicago
- Early Childhood
- Child Development
- Child Welfare
- Professional Development
- Early Childhood Systems
live in a household in which the primary language spoken to them is not English.