Early Head Start Father Studies
The Early Head Start Father Studies constitute a component of the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project, completed by Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ, Columbia University Center for Children and Families and the Early Head Start Research Consortium. Reports of this project focus on program impacts and implementation and local research including father studies. The Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project was funded by the Administration on Children and Families in conjunction with the implementation of the Early Head Start program begun in 1995. Father studies received additional funding from the National Institute of Health and Human Development, the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and the Ford Foundation and reports are also available at the web site above.
The Practitioners' Studies
The Father Studies working group completed studies of Early Head Start practitioners to learn more about how programs were involving fathers and methods of father involvement to promote best practices. Several studies constituted the practitioners studies. These included Father Involvement in Early Head Start Programs: A Practitioners Study, completed by the Nebraska Center on Children, Families and the Law with the Gallup Organization and Mathematica Policy Research and funded by the Ford Foundation. This study examined father involvement within 261 Early Head Start serving families as of 2000. The report constitutes the technical findings from the study.
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