Understanding and Using the Head Start CARES Data
Join us for a webinar on Dec 17, 2015 at 1:30 PM EST.
The Head Start CARES (Classroom-based Approaches and Resources for Emotion and Social skill promotion) demonstration tests three distinct approaches to enhancing children's social-emotional development on a large scale within the Head Start system - the largest federally funded early-childhood education program in the US. The three evidence-based social-emotional interventions selected for the Head Start CARES evaluation included: The Incredible Years Teacher Training Program (IY), Preschool PATHS (PATHS), and a one-year version of Tools of the Mind-Play (Tools- Play). Conceived and sponsored by the Office of Head Start and the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families within the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Head Start CARES demonstration was conducted by MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization, in collaboration with MEF Associates and several academic partners.
The Head Start CARES Demonstration data are made available for secondary analysis through the Research Connections website (www.researchconnections.org) and are well-suited for use by graduate students exploring research opportunities, instructors interested in bringing large national data into the classroom, and researchers analyzing the development of young children. This study includes the following:
- Baseline and Follow-up Class-level Impact Analysis Data
- Child-level Impact Analysis Data
- Class-level Implementation Analysis Data
- Coach-level Implementation Analysis Data
- Audiotape Analysis Data
- Introduce the Head Start CARES Demonstration data archive
- Increase your understanding of the design of the Head Start CARES Demonstration project and the instruments used at the various levels of study
- Introduce you to the Head Start CARES impact analysis model
- Review the data organization and the features of each of the available data sets
The webinar is free & open to the public. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.