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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 amend the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) data collection. 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. The current revision is intended to include 8 additional sites participating in the Head Start Quality Research Center Consortium. These Head Start program-university researcher partnerships, funded under cooperative agreements with ACYF, will be conducting evaluations of interventions designed to enhance the school readiness of Head Start children in such areas as literacy and social-emotional development, through improvements in curriculum, training, and assessment practices. This amendment will include use of subsections of the FACES instrument battery to obtain information about classroom quality and child performance both before and after the implementation of the interventions. Data from local sites can be compared to the data available from the FACES national sample.

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

Annual Burden Estimates: Estimated Response Burden for Respondents to the Quality Research Center Consortium FACES Data Collection, 2001, 2002, 2003.

Fall 2001

InstrumentsNo. of respondentsNo. of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Head Start Child Assessments60012/3396
Head Start Teacher ratings48131/4156
Education Coordinator2413/418 Start Printed Page 45047
Center Directors241124
Classroom Teachers481148
Totals for Fall 2001744642

Spring 2002

InstrumentsNo. of respondentsNo. of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Head Start child Assessments52012/3343
Head Start Teacher ratings48111/4132
Classroom Teachers481148
Totals for Spring 2002616523

Fall 2002

InstrumentsNo. of respondentsNo. of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Head Start Child Assessments92012/3607
Head Start Teacher Ratings80121/4240
Center Directors241124
Education Coordinators241.7518
Classroom Teachers801180
Totals for Fall 20021,128969

Spring 2003

InstrumentsNo. of respondentsNo. of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Head Start Child Assessments80012/3528
Head Start Teacher Ratings80101/4200
Classroom Teachers801180
Totals for Spring 2003960808

Total 2001: 642.

Total 2002: 1492.

Total 2003: 808.

Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 981.

Note:

Estimated Annual Burden Hours are based on an average of 2001, 2002, and 2003 estimated burden hours.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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: August 22, 2001.

Bob Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-21543 Filed 8-24-01; 8:45 am]

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