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Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES)

2007-2014
Prepared For

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

Early Head Start programs are comprehensive, two-generation efforts that focus on enhancing children's development while strengthening families. 

Designed for low-income pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers up to age three, the programs provide a wide range of services through multiple strategies. Offerings include child development services delivered in home visits or child care settings, as well as case management, parenting education, health care and referrals, and family support.

Mathematica's six-year descriptive study of Early Head Start built on the success of Head Start’s flagship study, the Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) was designed to be a rich source of data describing the experiences of children and their families in Early Head Start. Important data sources were direct child assessment and videotaped parent-child interactions at ages two and three; interviews with parents, teachers, home visitors, and program directors; observations of the home environment, home visits, and child care settings; and ongoing reports of program services families and children receive.

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