Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 58515-58516 [2016-20386]

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The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to collect new information to use in developing measures of the implementation and costs of high quality early care and education. This information collection is part of the project, Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE– ICHQ). The project’s goal is to create a technically sound and feasible instrument that will provide consistent, systematic measures of the implementation and costs of education and care in center-based settings that serve children from birth to age 5. The resulting measures will inform research, policy, and practice by improving understanding of variations in what centers do to support quality, their associated costs, and how resources for ECE may be better aligned with expectations for quality. The goals of the study are (1) to test and refine a mixed methods approach to identifying the implementation activities and costs of key functions within ECE centers and (2) to produce data for creating measures of implementation and costs. The study is currently collecting data through on-site visits to 24 centers as part of an initial phase of data collection under clearance, #0970–0355. This initial phase is meant to test data collection tools and methods, conduct cognitive interviewing to obtain feedback from respondents about the tools, and reduce and refine the tools for the next phase of data collection. This request is focused on the next phase of data collection which will include 72 ECE centers in three states. The next phase will rely on remote data collection through electronic data collection tools, telephone interviews, and web-based surveys. DESCRIPTION: ECE site administrators or center directors, program directors, education specialists, financial managers or accountants, teachers, and aides. RESPONDENTS: Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and TITLE: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58515 E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 58516 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 165 / Thursday, August 25, 2016 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Center recruitment call screener (to confirm selection criteria and gain participation; assumes outreach to 5 centers for every 1 center needed) ....... Center engagement call script (to gather basic characteristics and plan steps for participation) .................................................................................. Implementation interview protocol ................................................................... Electronic cost workbook ................................................................................. Cost interview protocol .................................................................................... Web-based time-use survey ............................................................................ asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES .33 119 72 72 72 72 579 In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. 1 1 1 1 1 .75 8 6 2 .5 54 576 432 144 290 Food and Drug Administration Robert Sargis, ACF Reports Clearance Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 165 (Thursday, August 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58515-58516]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20386]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

TITLE: Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care 
and Education: Comparative Multi-Case Study.

OMB No.: New.

DESCRIPTION: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to 
collect new information to use in developing measures of the 
implementation and costs of high quality early care and education. This 
information collection is part of the project, Assessing the 
Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-
ICHQ). The project's goal is to create a technically sound and feasible 
instrument that will provide consistent, systematic measures of the 
implementation and costs of education and care in center-based settings 
that serve children from birth to age 5. The resulting measures will 
inform research, policy, and practice by improving understanding of 
variations in what centers do to support quality, their associated 
costs, and how resources for ECE may be better aligned with 
expectations for quality.
    The goals of the study are (1) to test and refine a mixed methods 
approach to identifying the implementation activities and costs of key 
functions within ECE centers and (2) to produce data for creating 
measures of implementation and costs. The study is currently collecting 
data through on-site visits to 24 centers as part of an initial phase 
of data collection under clearance, #0970-0355. This initial phase is 
meant to test data collection tools and methods, conduct cognitive 
interviewing to obtain feedback from respondents about the tools, and 
reduce and refine the tools for the next phase of data collection.
    This request is focused on the next phase of data collection which 
will include 72 ECE centers in three states. The next phase will rely 
on remote data collection through electronic data collection tools, 
telephone interviews, and web-based surveys.

RESPONDENTS: ECE site administrators or center directors, program 
directors, education specialists, financial managers or accountants, 
teachers, and aides.

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                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                        Number of    responses  per   burden hours    Total burden
                                                    respondents      respondent    per response        hours
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Center recruitment call screener (to confirm                 360               1             .33             119
 selection criteria and gain participation;
 assumes outreach to 5 centers for every 1
 center needed).................................
Center engagement call script (to gather basic                72               1             .75              54
 characteristics and plan steps for
 participation).................................
Implementation interview protocol...............              72               1               8             576
Electronic cost workbook........................              72               1               6             432
Cost interview protocol.........................              72               1               2             144
Web-based time-use survey.......................             579               1              .5             290
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,615 hours.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In compliance with the requirements of Section 
3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment 
on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. 
Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and 
comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children 
and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street 
SW., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance 
Officer. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests 
should be identified by the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

Robert Sargis,
ACF Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-20386 Filed 8-24-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-23-P