The Early Head Start Fathers And Children

In addition, we videotaped interactions between fathers and their children. The Early Head Start Father Studies were designed to be sensitive to the changing nature of the fatherchild relationship from infancy through early childhood ...

The Early Head Start Fathers And Children

The Early Head Start Father Studies: Design, Data Collection, and Summary of Father Presence in the Lives of Infants and Toddlers, The Meaning of “Good Fatherhood:” Low-Income Fathers’ Social Constructions of Their Roles, Fathering in Infancy: Mutuality and Stability Between 8 and 16 Months, Relation Between Father Connectedness and Child Outcomes, Is One Good Parent Good Enough? Patterns of Mother and Father Parenting and Child Cognitive Outcomes at 24 and 36 Months, Two Studies of Father Involvement in Early Head Start Programs: A National Survey and a Demonstration Program Evaluation, Exposure of Low-Income Families and Their Children to Neighborhood Violence and Paternal Antisocial Behavior, Lessons Learned from Early Head Start for Fatherhood Research and Program Development

Early Childhood Education An International Encyclopedia 4 Volumes

While Early Head Start is served by Head Start T/TA activities, special infant–toddler focused training has been ... Head Start; the Enhanced Home Visiting Demonstration to develop model programs for kith and kin care; the Fatherhood ...

Early Childhood Education  An International Encyclopedia  4 Volumes

Early childhood education has reached a level of unprecedented national and international focus. Parents, policy makers, and politicians have opinions as well as new questions about what, how, when, and where young children should learn. Teachers and program administrators now find curriculum discussions linked to dramatic new understandings about children's early learning and brain development. Early childhood education is also a major topic of concern internationally, as social policy analysts point to its role in a nation's future economic outlook. As a groundbreaking contribution to its field, this four-volume handbook discusses key historical and contemporary issues, research, theoretical perspectives, national policies, and practices. A wealth of information provides the user with up-to-date expert entries on a plethora of topics. Over three hundred entries in volumes 1, 2, and 3 cover such topics as: accountability assessment biculturalism bullying child abuse early intervention ethnicity Head Start No Child Left Behind Zero to three

Early Head Start Benefits Children and Families

Early Head Start Bene } 1 1 efits Children and Families t ... compared with fathers and father figures in the control group , Early Head Start fathers were less likely to report spanking their children during the previous week ...

Early Head Start Benefits Children and Families


Early Childhood Education

While Early Head Start is served by Head Start T/TA activities, special infant-toddler focused training has been ... Head Start; the Enhanced Home Visiting Demonstration to develop model programs for kith and kin care; the Fatherhood ...

Early Childhood Education


The Best of Head Start

Early Head Start Had Favorable Impact on Child - Father Interactions . Early Head Start significantly improved how fathers interacted and related to their children . Early Head Start children were observed to be more able to engage ...

The Best of Head Start


Nurturing Dads

In the wake of the substantial expansion of Head Start programs under President Bill Clinton in the early 1990s, early-childhood researchers and policymakers agreed on the need to bring resources to children at younger ages, ...

Nurturing Dads

American fathers are a highly diverse group, but the breadwinning, live-in, biological dad prevails as the fatherhood ideal. Consequently, policymakers continue to emphasize marriage and residency over initiatives that might help foster healthy father-child relationships and creative co-parenting regardless of marital or residential status. In Nurturing Dads, William Marsiglio and Kevin Roy explore the ways new initiatives can address the social, cultural, and economic challenges men face in contemporary families and foster more meaningful engagement between many different kinds of fathers and their children. What makes a good father? The firsthand accounts in Nurturing Dads show that the answer to this question varies widely and in ways that counter the mainstream "provide and reside" model of fatherhood. Marsiglio and Roy document the personal experiences of more than 300 men from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds and diverse settings, including fathers-to-be, young adult fathers, middle-class dads, stepfathers, men with multiple children in separate families, and fathers in correctional facilities. They find that most dads express the desire to have strong, close relationships with their children and to develop the nurturing skills to maintain these bonds. But they also find that disadvantaged fathers, including young dads and those in constrained financial and personal circumstances, confront myriad structural obstacles, such as poverty, inadequate education, and poor job opportunities. Nurturing Dads asserts that society should help fathers become more committed and attentive caregivers and that federal and state agencies, work sites, grassroots advocacy groups, and the media all have roles to play. Recent efforts to introduce state-initiated paternity leave should be coupled with social programs that encourage fathers to develop unconditional commitments to children, to co-parent with mothers, to establish partnerships with their children's other caregivers, and to develop parenting skills and resources before becoming fathers via activities like volunteering and mentoring kids. Ultimately, Marsiglio and Roy argue, such combined strategies would not only change the policy landscape to promote engaged fathering but also change the cultural landscape to view nurturance as a fundamental aspect of good fathering. Care is a human experience—not just a woman's responsibility—and this core idea behind Nurturing Dads holds important implications for how society supports its families and defines manhood. The book promotes the progressive notion that fathers should provide more than financial support and, in the process, bring about a better start in life for their children. A Volume in the American Sociological Association's Rose Series in Sociology

Handbook of Fathers and Child Development

The current study looks to add to this growing body of literature by utilizing the Early Head Start (EHS) Father Studies data to explore if parents' reflections about their parents, specifically fathers' reflections of their fathers, ...

Handbook of Fathers and Child Development

This handbook provides a comprehensive review of the impact of fathers on child development from prenatal years to age five. It examines the effects of the father-child relationship on the child's neurobiological development; hormonal, emotional and behavioral regulatory systems; and on the systemic embodiment of experiences into the child's mental models of self, others, and self-other relationships. The volume reflects two perspectives guiding research with fathers: Identifying positive and negative factors that influence early childhood development, specifying child outcomes, and emphasizing cultural diversity in father involvement; and examining multifaceted, specific approaches to guide father research. Key topics addressed include: Direct assessment of father parenting (rather than through maternal reports). The effects of father presence (in contrast to father absence). The full diversity of father involvement. Father's impact on gender role differentiation. Father's role in triadic interactions of family dynamics. Father involvement in psychotherapeutic family interventions. This handbook draws from converging perspectives about the role of fathers in very early child development, summarizes what is known, and, within each chapter, draws attention to the critical questions that need to be answered in coming decades. The Handbook of Fathers and Child Development is a must-have volume for researchers, graduate students, and clinicians, therapists, and other professionals in infancy and early child development, social work, public health, developmental and clinical child psychology, pediatrics, family studies, neuroscience, juvenile justice, child and adolescent psychiatry, school and educational psychology, anthropology, sociology, and all interrelated disciplines.

The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

Central findings for the Early Head Start children, contrasted with the control group, included higher scores on the ... in sites where fathers were observed in videotaped interactions of father-child play, Early Head Start fathers were ...

The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development presents a comprehensive summary of research into child development from age two to seven. Comprises 30 contributions from both established scholars and emerging leaders in the field The editors have a distinguished reputation in early childhood development Covers biological development, cognitive development, language development, and social, emotional and regulatory development Considers the applications of psychology to the care and education of young children, treating issues such as poverty, media, and the transition to school A valuable resource for students, scholars and practitioners dealing with young children

The Role of the Father in Child Development

Initiatives that target low-income fathers are often offered through federally run early childhood programs such as Head Start and Early Head Start (e.g., Fagan & Iglesias, 1999; Fagan & Stevenson, 2002). Head Start has taken tremendous ...

The Role of the Father in Child Development

New edition of the classic The Role of the Father in ChildDevelopment The Role of the Father in Child Development, FourthEdition brings together contributions from an internationalgroup of experts on the role of fathers in child development. Underthe auspices of editor Michael Lamb, this guide offers asingle-source reference for the most recent findings and beliefsrelated to fathers and fatherhood. This new and thoroughly updated edition provides the latestmaterial on such topics as: The development of father-child relationships Gay fathers The effects of divorce on fathers and children Fathers in violent and neglectful families Cross-cultural issues of fatherhood Fathers in nonindustrialized cultures The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fourth Editionhelps mental health professionals bridge scientific theories toapplication and practice that teach fathers how to positivelyinfluence their children's development.

Departments Of Labor Health And Human Services Education And Related Hearings Part 2 Committee On Appropriations House Of Representatives 107th Congress 2nd Session

A close working relationship has been established with the child care programs of ACF , NICHD , early childhood ... NICHD has provided major support for the Early Head Start Fathers Study , exploring the lives of low - income fathers of ...

Departments Of Labor  Health And Human Services  Education  And Related     Hearings    Part 2    Committee On Appropriations  House Of Representatives    107th Congress  2nd Session


Departments of Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2003

A close working relationship has been established with the child care programs of ACF , NICHD , early childhood ... NICHD has provided major support for the Early Head Start Fathers Study , exploring the lives of low - income fathers of ...

Departments of Labor  Health and Human Services  Education  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2003


Departments of Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2004

Department of Education and National Institutes of Health : Early Head Start Fathers Study to help develop ... Partnership with Office of Child Support Enforcement : to foster collaboration between Head Start and OCSE agencies in ...

Departments of Labor  Health and Human Services  Education  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2004


Father Involvement in Young Children s Lives

Ortiz has been one of the few researchers to focus on ethnic minority fathers in the United States and early literacy. ... Fagan and Palm (2004) describe African-American fathers who volunteer in Head Start classrooms because they want ...

Father Involvement in Young Children   s Lives

This vital addition to Springer’s ‘Educating the Young Child’ series addresses gaps in the literature on father involvement in the lives of young children, a topic with a fast-rising profile in today’s world of female breadwinners and single-parent households. While the significant body of theoretical understanding and empirical data accumulated in recent decades has done much to characterize the fluidity of evolving notions of fatherhood, the impact of this understanding on policy and legal frameworks has been uneven at an international level. In a field where groups of fathers were until recently marginalized in research, this book adopts a refreshingly inclusive attitude, aiming to motivate researchers to capture the nuanced practices of fathers in minority groups such as those who are homeless, gay, imprisoned, raising a disabled child, or from ethnically distinct backgrounds, including Mexican- and African-American and indigenous fathers. The volume includes chapters highlighting the unique challenges and possibilities of father involvement in their children’s early years of development. Contributing authors have integrated theories, research, policies, and programs on father involvement so as to attract readers with diverse interest and expertise, and material from selected countries in Asia, Australia, and Africa, as well as North America, evinces the international scope of their analysis. Their often interdisciplinary analyses draw, too, on historical and cultural legacies, even as they project a vision of the future in which fathers’ involvement in their young children’s lives develops alongside the changing political, economic and educational landscapes around the world.

Handbook of Early Literacy Research

intensive, and seamless enough to produce optimal language and literacy outcomes for children from at-risk families. ... The Early Head Start father studies: Design, data collection, and summary of father presence in the lives of ...

Handbook of Early Literacy Research

The field of early literacy has seen significant recent advances in theory, research, and practice. These volumes bring together leading authorities to report on current findings, integrate insights from different disciplinary perspectives, and explore ways to provide children with the strongest possible literacy foundations in the first 6 years of life. The Handbook first addresses broad questions about the nature of emergent literacy, summarizing current knowledge on cognitive pathways, biological underpinnings, and the importance of cultural contexts. Chapters in subsequent sections examine various strands of knowledge and skills that emerge as children become literate, as well as the role played by experiences with peers and families. Particular attention is devoted to the challenges involved in making schools work for all children, including members of linguistic and ethnic minority groups and children living in poverty. Finally, approaches to instruction, assessment, and early intervention are described, and up-to-date research on their effectiveness is presented.

Improving Head Start for America s Children

We believe that fathers play a critical role in the lives of their children and we want to create as many ... Full Day Head Start , a home base model , evening Head Start sessions , Early Head Start classroom and home base programming .

Improving Head Start for America s Children


Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research

In the Three-City and Early Head Start studies, marriage was as, sociated with greater responsibility of biological fathers for children, but in the national PSID-CDS sample, unmarried biological fathers appear more responsible.

Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research

Dramatic societal changes have reshaped America’s families. Young adults have delayed marriage, and cohabitation before marriage has become commonplace. One in three women giving birth is unmarried, and the proportion of children under 18 living in single-parent families rose from 23 to 31 percent between 1980 and 2000, reflecting increased rates of both nonmarital childbearing and divorce. This authoritative volume offers a blueprint for addressing some of the most important measurement issues in family research, and it points out potential pitfalls for researchers and students who may not be familiar with data quality issues. The Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research will appeal to scholars in the departments of psychology, sociology, and population studies, as well as researchers working in governmental agencies.

Key Indicators of Child and Youth Well being

thers to assess how Early Head Start programs support fathers' relationships with their children and the children's mothers. Given the current interest in school readiness at the national policy level, data analysis using nationally ...

Key Indicators of Child and Youth Well being

Indicators of child and youth well-being are indispensable tools for improving the lives of children. In this book, the nation's leading development researchers review the recent progress made in the measurement, collection, dissemination, and use of indicators of child and youth well-being. In addition, they identify opportunities for future research to expand and improve on the indicator data available, so as to develop greater measures of positive development. The first eleven chapters cover key indicators in the areas of health, education, social, and emotional development and then social context indicators of the family, peers, school, and the community. The book then goes on to demonstrate the use of indicators for influencing policy at the state and local levels. One chapter discusses how social indicators were used to guide welfare reform and another recounts the use of the indicators to guide local planning. The volume concludes with a discussion of summary indices of well-being and the methodological challenges of constructing such indices. Written in an accessible manner for policy makers, practitioners, and researchers concerned with children's well-being, including experts in developmental, social, community, and educational psychology, the book also serves as a supplementary text in public policy and the social sciences. The policy chapters will be of particular interest to those who use child and youth indicators to guide policy development.