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Title: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)

OMB No.: Revision of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 0970-0151)

Description: The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is requesting comments on plans to extend the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). This study is being conducted under contract with Westat, Inc. (with Ellsworth Associates and the CDM Group as their subcontractors) (#105-96-1912) to collect information on Head Start performance measures. This revision is intended to extend the current design to a national probability sample of 43 additional Head Start programs in order to ascertain what progress has been made since 1997 in meeting Head Start program performance goals.

FACES currently involves seven phases of data collection. The first phase was a Spring 1997 Field test in which approximately 2400 parents and children were studied in a nationally stratified random sample of 40 Head Start programs. The second and third phases occurred in Fall 1997 (Wave 1) and Spring 1998 (Wave 2) when data were collected on a sample of 3200 children and families in the same 40 programs. Spring 1998 data collection included assessments of both Head Start children completing kindergarten (kindergarten field test) as well as interviews with their parents and ratings by their kindergarten teachers. In the fourth and fifth phases, follow-up continued for a second program year, plus a kindergarten follow-up. The sixth and seventh waves of data collection involve data collection in spring of the first-grade year for both cohorts of children, those completing kindergarten in spring 1999, and those completing kindergarten in spring 2000. The current plan is to extend data collection to a new cohort of 2825 children and Start Printed Page 67374families in a new sample of 43 Head Start programs.

This schedule of data collection is necessitated by the mandates of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Pub. L. 103-62), which requires that the Head Start Bureau move expeditiously toward development and testing of Head Start Performance Measures, and by the 1994 reauthorization of Head Start (Head Start Act, as amended, May 18, 1994, Section 649 (d)), which requires periodic assessments of Head Start's quality and effectiveness.

Respondents: Federal Government, Individuals or Households, and Not-for-profit institutions.

Annual Burden Estimates

[Estimated Response Burden for Respondents to the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2000)—Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003]

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Year 1 (2000):
Head Start Parents282511.002825
Head Start Children282510.661865
Head Start Teachers (child ratings)205140.25718
Center Directors18011.00180
Education Coordinators18010.75135
Classroom Teachers20511.00205
Year 2 (2001):
Head Start Parents240010.751800
Head Start Children240010.661584
Head Start Teachers (child ratings)205120.25615
Family Services Coordinators18010.75135
Year 3 (2002):
Head Start Parents85010.75638
Head Start Children85010.66561
Head Start Teachers (child ratings)71120.25213
Kindergarten Parents112210.75842
Kindergarten Children112210.75842
Kindergarten Teachers112210.50561
Year 4 (2003):
Kindergarten Parents68010.75510
Kindergarten Children68010.75510
Kindergarten Teachers68010.50340
Annualized Totals:
Year 15928
Year 24134
Year 33657
Year 41360
Estimated Average Annual Burden Hours:3780
Note: The 3780 Estimated Average Annual Burden Hours is based on an average of 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 estimated burden hours.

Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer.

OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attn: Desk Officer for ACF.

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Dated: November 3, 2000.

Bob Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 00-28801 Filed 11-8-00; 8:45 am]