The American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey: New Findings on Culture and Language Experiences of Tribal Head Start Children
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Monday December 11th from 12:00-1:00 Eastern
Thursday December 14th from 3:00-4:00 Eastern
Webinar Overview: The American Indian and Alaska Native Family and Child Experiences Survey (AI/AN FACES 2015) was designed and implemented through a partnership of tribal Head Start leaders, researchers and federal officials. Region XI Head Start programs are those operated by grants to federally-recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. AI/AN FACES 2015 is the first national study of Region XI Head Start children and families. The study was conducted with 21 Region XI tribal Head Start programs in the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016. This webinar follows up on an earlier presentation from September 2016 that presented selected fall 2015 findings on the children and families attending Region XI AI/AN Head Start, on their background and resources and on children’s development at the beginning of the program year (a recording can be found here: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/resource/study-progress-selected-findings-from-the-first-national-study-of-tribal-head-start-programs). This upcoming webinar will present new selected findings from spring 2016 on children’s culture and language experiences in the Head Start classroom, at home, and in the community. The webinar will also share information on next steps for AI/AN FACES 2015.
Intended Audience: The webinar is intended for a diverse audience of tribal early care and education program staff and families and tribal leaders and researchers who work with or support young tribal children, families, and programs. The content may be of particular interest to tribal Head Start directors, teachers, and families.
About the Presenters:
Dr. Lizabeth Malone is a senior survey researcher at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington DC. Over the last 15 years, she has contributed to the design, implementation, and analysis of several national studies on children’s development and early care and education settings, including the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies (ECLS). She is the current project director of FACES and the American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (AI/AN FACES).
Dr. Sara Bernstein has been a survey researcher at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington DC since 2012. She focuses on early care and education through her work on projects such as the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (AI/AN FACES), Assessing the Cost and Implementation of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ), and the Study of Coaching Practices in Early Care and Education Settings (SCOPE).
Dr. Michelle Sarche is a researcher at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado School of Public Health, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health where she has been on the faculty since 1998. She co-directs the Tribal Early Childhood Research Center, and assists in the leadership of the AI/AN FACES Workgroup.
Mavany Verdugo is a retired Head Start director from the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians, where she served as director for 16 years. In the years before becoming Head Start director, Mavany was a Head Start parent, teacher aide, and teacher. Mavany is a past-president of the National Indian Head Start Directors Association, and board member of 20 years. In her retirement, Mavany continues her involvement in Region XI Head Start leadership nationally through her NIHSDA board membership, and involvement in the AI/AN FACES Workgroup and the Tribal Early Childhood Research Center steering committee.
Angie Godfrey is the Office of Head Start Regional Program Manager for Region XI (AI/AN) Head Start. She will be offering opening remarks and a brief commentary.
Recording: The webinar will be recorded and available at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/research/project/american-indian-and-alaska-native-head-start-family-and-child-experiences-survey-faces
Questions: Please contact Dr. Lizabeth Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org