Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) Spring 2018 [United States]
- Vogel, Cheri
- Xue, Yange
- Atkins-Burnett, Sally
- Cannon, Judy
- Archival Version (Subtitle)
- Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) Series
- Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
child care; children; Early Head Start; family services; Head Start; infants; policy; program evaluation
AbstractThe 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?
AbstractThe 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 ;
MethodsThe 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.
MethodsICPSR 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..
MethodsPresence 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)
MethodsResponse 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.
- DS0: Study-Level Files
- DS1: Child and Parent Data
- DS2: Teacher and Classroom Data
- DS3: Director Data
- DS4: Home Visitor Data
Time period: 2018
Collection date: 2018
coded on-site observation
- 37666 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2020-10-26 | Issue Number: 4 | Registration Date: 2020-07-01