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Title: Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project: 5th-Grade follow-Up.

OMB No.: 0970-0143.

Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting comments on plans to collect 5th-grade follow-up data on children recruited into the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation study. This study is being conducted to assess children and families when the children in the study will be 5th graders or attending the 6th year of their formal schooling. Because of the way children and families were initially recruited for the study, it will take three years to collect 5th-grade data from the full sample of children. About 30 percent of the sample will be 5th graders in spring 2007, 50 percent in spring 2008, and 20 percent in spring 2009. Data will be collected on a sample of approximately 1,900 children and families across all 17 of the Early Head Start research sites. Data collection will include a child assessment and a child interview, an interview with the child's primary caregiver (usually the child's mother), videotaping of mother-child interactions and a set of home observations, and a questionnaire to be completed by the child's 5th-grade teacher.

This data collection is necessitated by the mandates of the 1998 reauthorization of Head Start (Head Start Act, as amended, October 27, 1998, Section 649 (d) and (e)).

Respondents: Individuals or households.

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Year 1 (2007):
Parent Interview57011.00570
Child Assessment57011.16661
Child Interview57010.25143
Mother-Child Interaction1,14010.25285
Teacher Questionnaire57010.50285
Year 1 Total3,4201,944
Year 2 (2008):
Parent Interview95011.00950
Child Assessment95011.161,102
Child Interview95010.25238
Mother-Child Interaction1,90010.25475
Teacher Questionnaire95010.50475
Year 2 Total5,7003,240
Year 3 (2009)
Parent Interview38011.00380
Child Assessment38011.16441
Child Interview38010.2595
Mother-Child Interaction76010.25190
Teacher Questionnaire38010.50190
Year 3 Total2,2801,296

Estimated Total Burden Hours: 6,480.

Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.

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 Reducing Project, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, attn: Desk Officer for ACF, e-mail address: Katherine_T._Astrich@omb.eop.gov.

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Dated: August 14, 2006.

Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 06-7014 Filed 8-17-06; 8:45 am]

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