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Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) Spring 2018 [United States]

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, observational data, survey data
Creator
  • Vogel, Cheri
  • Xue, Yange
  • Atkins-Burnett, Sally
  • Cannon, Judy
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) Series
Publication Date
2020-07-01
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; children; Early Head Start; family services; Head Start; infants; policy; program evaluation
Description
  • Abstract

    The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) is a nationally representative descriptive study of Early Head Start. The first cohort of Baby FACES was fielded in 2009-2012. It used a longitudinal design and followed two age cohorts of children (newborns and 1-year-olds) through their time in Early Head Start. Baby FACES was redesigned in 2015 to employ a repeated cross-sectional approach to provide a comprehensive snapshot of Early Head Start with a nationally representative sample of programs, centers, home visitors, teachers/classrooms, and enrolled families, children of all age groups, and pregnant women in Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Regions I through X. Using the cross-sectional design, the second cohort of Baby FACES was fielded in the spring of 2018 (Baby FACES 2018) and a third is planned for spring of 2020 (Baby FACES 2020). Baby FACES 2018 and 2020 have a particular focus on the processes in the classrooms/home visits that support responsive relationships, including teacher-child relationships, staff-parent relationships, and parent-child relationships. These studies address the overarching research question: How do Early Head Start services support infant/toddler growth and development in the context of nurturing, responsive relationships?
  • Abstract

    The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) is a nationally representative descriptive study of Early Head Start. It was designed to inform program planning, technical assistance, and research at the national level by: Providing descriptive information about the quality, frequency, and intensity of Early Head Start services ; Describing the characteristics, qualifications, and professional supports provided to staff working with Early Head Start families ; Identifying key characteristics, strengths, and needs of families served in Early Head Start ; Learning how Early Head Start children and families are faring in key areas of child and family well-being ; Exploring associations between the type and quality of Early Head Start services and child and family well-being ;
  • Methods

    The 2018 Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) concentrated mostly on the classroom context and explored classroom processes and teacher-child relationships in depth with multiple observation-based measures of classrooms and teachers. The 2018 data collection includes surveys of children's parents, teachers, home visitors, and center and program directors, and classroom observations. In addition, parents and teachers/home visitors completed child reports.
  • 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: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Presence of Common Scales: For a detailed list of scales used in the study, please see the user guide Table III.2. (Baby FACES 2018 measures)
  • Methods

    Response Rates: The first stage of selection yielded a response rate of 84 percent. In programs that provided center-based services there were participation rates of 100 and 88 percent for classrooms and children, respectively. Within the subsample of participating home visitors from which researchers selected families there were participation rates of 99, 80, and 55 percent for home visitors, children, and pregnant women, respectively.
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Child and Parent Data
    • DS2: Teacher and Classroom Data
    • DS3: Director Data
    • DS4: Home Visitor Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2018
  • Collection date: 2018
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Early Head Start programs, centers, home visitors, classrooms, teachers, and the families, children, and pregnant women they serve in Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Regions I-X Smallest Geographic Unit: United States
Sampling
The 2018 Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) includes nationally representative samples of Early Head Start (EHS) programs, centers, home visitors, classrooms, teachers, and the families, children, and pregnant women they serve in Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Regions I-X. Before selecting the sample, researchers excluded all Head Start programs serving only preschool-aged children, as well as any Early Head Start programs in Regions XI (American Indian and Alaska Native) and XII (Migrant and Seasonal Head Start). For reasons of cost, programs in Alaska and Hawaii were excluded. Researchers also excluded any programs that are under transitional management, are outside the continental United States, or do not directly provide services to children and families. Researchers did not sample family child care (FCC) providers or families participating in the FCC option. Therefore, the Baby FACES sample is not representative of children/families and staff in the FCC option. Researchers included programs that were EHS-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) grantees, but did not use EHS-CCP status as a stratification variable in selecting the sample. Ultimately, 52 EHS-CCP grantees participated in Baby FACES 2018. The study's complex sample design incorporated multistage sampling, stratification, and unequal selection probabilities. The first stage of selection was Early Head Start programs. Using a probability proportional to size method, researchers selected a sample of 308 Early Head Start programs from a sample frame derived from the 2015-2016 Head Start Program Information Report. Of these programs, researchers released 167 for recruitment and data collection and of those, 137 were eligible for the study and agreed to participate. Within each program, researchers randomly sampled an average of 4 centers and/or 6 home visitors, depending on the types of services the program provides. Within each center, researchers sampled up to 2 classrooms/lead teachers, and up to 3 children within each classroom. Within programs that offer home-based services, researchers subsampled about half of the home visitors (an average of 3 home visitors per program) from which to sample pregnant women and children. Researchers sampled up to 3 families/children from each of these home visitors. In programs that provide center-based services, 468 centers, 871 classrooms and teachers, and 2,204 children and their parents participated in the study. From the sample of programs that provide home-based services, 611 home visitors participated. Within the subsample of 308 participating home visitors from which researchers selected families, 631 children and 33 pregnant women participated in the study. Across all programs, 1,482 staff (teachers or home visitors), 2,835 children and their parents, and 33 pregnant women participated in the study.
Collection Mode
  • coded on-site observation
  • face-to-face interview
  • web-based survey
Note
2020-10-26 The data and ICPSR Codebook for Dataset 1: Child and Parent Data were updated with a corrected response in the variable ISPREGNANT. Funding institution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (HHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337006T).
Availability
Delivery
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 37666 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR37666.v2

Update Metadata: 2020-10-26 | Issue Number: 4 | Registration Date: 2020-07-01

Vogel, Cheri; Xue, Yange; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Cannon, Judy (2020): Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) Spring 2018 [United States]. Version 1. Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37666.v1