Mathematica is conducting this study to provide new information on preschool special education programs and inform policymakers and educators about promising practices to improve outcomes for preschool children with disabilities.
- Early Childhood Development and Measurement
- Early Head Start
- Early Childhood Programs
- Early Childhood Home Visiting
- Service Quality and Measuring Quality
- Early Childhood Assessments
- Large-Scale Projects Integrating Data Collection with Analysis and Reporting
- Early Childhood
- Child Development
- Systematic Evidence Reviews
- Child Welfare
- Early Childhood Systems
Cheri Vogel specializes in evaluating early childhood education programs and developing and adapting infant/toddler measures for use in large-scale research projects.
Vogel directs the Evaluation of Preschool Special Education Practices for the U.S. Department of Education. The study will consist of a small scale efficacy study (randomized controlled trial) of an intervention for preschool children with disabilities who are being served in inclusive settings. The intervention will be determined through a competitive process. The study is intended to provide evidence to support a future large scale effectiveness trial of the selected intervention. She directs the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES 2018). This is a large scale descriptive study of a nationally representative sample of Early Head Start. Baby FACES 2018 builds upon an earlier effort, Baby FACES 2009, with a new design and a larger sample. The study will provide national level estimates at the program, center, classroom, staff (teacher and home visitor) and family and child level. It will also support exploratory analyses of the associations between program, staff, and classroom characteristics with child and family outcomes.
Vogel has participated in adapting and refining measures of the quality of home visits and infant/toddler classrooms and child development, and video recording parent-child interactions for use in research protocols. She has worked closely with content experts and measures developers to adapt measures so that they retain reliability and validity and serve as instruments that a large team of data collectors can be trained to administer effectively in the field.
Vogel holds a Ph.D. in policy research, evaluation, and measurement from the University of Pennsylvania.
Evaluation of Preschool Special Education Practices (EPSEP)
Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey: Baby FACES 2018
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.
Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs to Prevent Child Maltreatment
This national cross-site evaluation was designed to (1) examine the degree to which system change occurred, (2) document the fidelity with which the program models were implemented, and (3) identify implementation strategies and challenges.
Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES)
The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) is designed to be a rich source of data describing the experiences of children and their families in Early Head Start.
Early Head Start Research and Evaluation
The program promotes learning and the parenting that supports it within the first three years of life. Participating children performed significantly better in cognitive, language, and social-emotional development than their peers who did not participate.
Relationships Matter: New Research Brief Highlights Best Practices in Early Child Care
A newly published research brief aims to help policymakers and practitioners understand effective relationship-based practices that could improve care in Early Head Start and other centers serving infants and toddlers.
Early Head Start Survey Provides Snapshot of Services for Families with Infants and Toddlers
A new report, the second from the study, focuses on the sample of children at the 2-year-old mark and provides a snapshot of program services, including their intensity and quality, the characteristics of the children and families served, and how children and families fare in key areas of development....