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Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, 2016 [United States]

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Mathematica Policy Research
Other Title
  • EHS-CCP (Alternative Title)
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2017-12-15
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
child care; early childhood education; Early Head Start; education; family services; funding; grants
Description
  • Abstract

    The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP) dataset contains data from two surveys conducted by Mathematica Policy Research as part of the study on Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships. Mathematica conducted a survey of Early Head Start grantees and their delegate agencies, as well as a survey of selected child care partners of these agencies. The responses to the survey of grantees and their delegate agencies produced three of the datasets included in this collection. The first dataset, Partnership Grantee and Delegate Agency Director Survey, contains data from a survey of Early Head Start grantees and their delegate agencies. This dataset contains questions answered by the grantee or delegate agencies about themselves and contains one observation per grantee. Datasets two and three are also associated with the grantee and delegate agency survey. The second dataset, Grantee and Delegate Agencies Partner Characteristics, contains responses to the initial survey from the grantee or delegate regarding characteristics of all of their child care partners. This dataset was used to create a random sampling of approximately 20% of the child care partners for additional questions as well as a separate Child Care Partner survey, which were used to create both datasets three and four. Dataset three, Grantee and Delegate Agencies Randomly Sampled Partner Characteristics, contains responses from grantee and delegate agencies regarding the partners identified by the random sampling created from dataset two. The second survey conducted by Mathematica was of these selected child care partners, and dataset four, Child Care Partner Survey, is comprised of all of responses to questions asked of the child care partners about themselves. Demographic information contained in these datasets includes education level, degree field, length of occupation, and occupation.
  • Abstract

    The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) initiative was developed to bring together Early Head Start and child care through the layering of funding to provide comprehensive and continuous services to low-income infants, toddlers, and their families. The purpose of the Study of Early Heat Start-Child Care Partnerships conducted by Mathematica Policy Research was to assess the knowledge base and develop a theory of change model for understanding EHS-CC Partnerships; to develop a theory of change model to articulate relations among key features, characteristics, and expected outcomes of partnerships; to develop approaches to measuring partnerships for existing and new data collection efforts; and the design of an evaluation of the new discretionary EHS-CCP grantees.
  • Methods

    Mathematica Policy Research utilized two primary sources of data to create the EHS-CCP data files. The first is the Grantee and Delegate Agency Director Survey, which was sent to 250 grantee and 55 delegate agency directors between January and July 2016. The Grantee and Delegate Agency Director Survey consisted of seven main sections: (1) basic information about the agency, (2) partnership development, (3) quality improvement activities, (4) services for children and families, (5) information about the child care partners, (6) partnership funding arrangements, and (7) background and experience. Additionally, in this survey, grantee and delegate agency directors were asked to provide the names and contact information for all of their child care partners, as well as some key characteristics about the partner centers. This identified 1,749 partners (998 child care partners and 761 family child care partners), and these data was compiled into a list, from which 470 partners were randomly selected to receive the Child Care Partner Survey. This Child Care Partner Survey consisted of seven main sections; (1) basic information about the child care business, (2) partnership development activities, (3) partnership funding arrangements, (4) quality improvement activities, (5) services for children and families, (6) partnership quality, and (7) background experience.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Performed consistency checks.; Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: Response rates for the Grantee and Delegate Agency survey was 85%. Most analysis considers only grantee respondents, 220 of whom completed the survey out of 250 grantees, for a response rate of 88%. Response rates for the Child Care Partner survey was 82%.
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2016
  • Collection date: 2016-01-01--2016-07-31
  • 2016-01-01 / 2016-07-31
  • Collection date: 2016-02-01--2016-11-30
  • 2016-02-01 / 2016-11-30
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grantees that received a grant in 2015, along with their delegate agencies, and their partners. Smallest Geographic Unit: State
Sampling
All grantees and their delegate agencies that are part of the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership program were sampled for the grantee and delegate survey. In their responses, grantees and delegates listed all centers and family child care homes that they have a partnership with. One out of five centers and family child care homes were randomly selected to participate in the partner survey, always selecting at least one-fifth of partners listed. For example, if a grantee had six centers and two family child care homes, there would be two centers and one family child care home sampled.
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey
Note
Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (HHSP23320095642WC).
Availability
Not available
This study is no longer distributed by ICPSR.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36861 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2018-02-12 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2017-12-15

Mathematica Policy Research (2017): Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, 2016 [United States]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36861.v1