Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2018 (Baby FACES 2018), 18000 [2017-07602]

Download as PDF 18000 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 71 / Friday, April 14, 2017 / Notices of Health and to the RHRC (once established). The Pennsylvania Department of Health is uniquely positioned as the initial applicant under the Funding Opportunity based on its existing knowledge of the Model; authority and role in administering the Model; and its existing partnerships and collaborations with Pennsylvania health care providers, payers, and communitybased stakeholders. The RHRC (once established) will also be uniquely positioned to meet the goals of the Model (as outlined in the State Agreement), as it will be established specifically to provide implementation support for the Model. III. Collection of Information Requirements This document does not impose information collection requirements, that is, reporting, recordkeeping or third-party disclosure requirements. Consequently, there is no need for review by the Office of Management and Budget under the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Dated: April 10, 2017. Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2017–07555 Filed 4–11–17; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [OMB NO.: 0970–0354] Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2018 (Baby FACES 2018) Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to collect descriptive information for the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2018 (Baby FACES 2018). This information collection is to provide nationally representative data on Early Head Start (EHS) programs, centers, classrooms, staff, and families to guide program planning, technical assistance, and research. The proposed data collection builds upon a prior study (Baby FACES 2009; OMB 0970– 0354) that longitudinally followed two cohorts of children through their experience in the program. While that study provided a great deal of information about program participation over time and about services received by children and families, it did not allow for national level estimates of service quality, nor inferences about children who enter the program after 15 months of age. To fill these knowledge gaps and to answer additional questions about how programs function, the proposed Baby FACES 2018 design will include a cross-section of a nationally representative sample of programs, centers, home visitors, teachers, classrooms, children and families. This will allow nationally representative estimates at all levels at a point in time and will include the entire age span of enrolled children. The goal of this work is to obtain updated information on EHS programs and understand better how program processes support relationships (e.g., between home visitors and parents, between parents and children, and between teachers and children) which are hypothesized to lead to improved child and family outcomes. Respondents: Early Head Start program directors, child care center directors, teachers and home visitors, and parents of enrolled children. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES [2-Year clearance] Total number of respondents Instrument sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Classroom/home visitor sampling form from EHS staff ...... Child roster form from EHS staff ......................................... Parent consent form ............................................................ Parent survey ....................................................................... Parent Child Report (PCR) .................................................. Staff survey (Teacher survey and Home Visitor survey) .... Staff Child Report (SCR) ..................................................... Program director survey ...................................................... Center director survey ......................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,095. 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, 370 L’Enfant VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Apr 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 Annual number of respondents 563 563 2,475 2,475 2,475 1,575 1,238 150 450 282 282 1,238 1,238 1,238 788 619 75 225 Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, 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) PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 Annual burden hours .17 .33 .17 .5 .25 .5 .25 .5 .33 48 93 210 619 309 394 310 38 74 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. Mary Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

[OMB NO.: 0970-0354]


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; The 
Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2018 (Baby FACES 
2018)

    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at 
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval 
to collect descriptive information for the Early Head Start Family and 
Child Experiences Survey 2018 (Baby FACES 2018). This information 
collection is to provide nationally representative data on Early Head 
Start (EHS) programs, centers, classrooms, staff, and families to guide 
program planning, technical assistance, and research. The proposed data 
collection builds upon a prior study (Baby FACES 2009; OMB 0970-0354) 
that longitudinally followed two cohorts of children through their 
experience in the program. While that study provided a great deal of 
information about program participation over time and about services 
received by children and families, it did not allow for national level 
estimates of service quality, nor inferences about children who enter 
the program after 15 months of age. To fill these knowledge gaps and to 
answer additional questions about how programs function, the proposed 
Baby FACES 2018 design will include a cross-section of a nationally 
representative sample of programs, centers, home visitors, teachers, 
classrooms, children and families. This will allow nationally 
representative estimates at all levels at a point in time and will 
include the entire age span of enrolled children.
    The goal of this work is to obtain updated information on EHS 
programs and understand better how program processes support 
relationships (e.g., between home visitors and parents, between parents 
and children, and between teachers and children) which are hypothesized 
to lead to improved child and family outcomes.
    Respondents: Early Head Start program directors, child care center 
directors, teachers and home visitors, and parents of enrolled 
children.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
                                               [2-Year clearance]
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                                   Total  number  Annual  number     Number of        Average
           Instrument                   of              of         responses per   burden hours    Annual burden
                                    respondents     respondents     respondent     per response        hours
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Classroom/home visitor sampling              563             282               1             .17              48
 form from EHS staff............
Child roster form from EHS staff             563             282               1             .33              93
Parent consent form.............           2,475           1,238               1             .17             210
Parent survey...................           2,475           1,238               1              .5             619
Parent Child Report (PCR).......           2,475           1,238               1             .25             309
Staff survey (Teacher survey and           1,575             788               1              .5             394
 Home Visitor survey)...........
Staff Child Report (SCR)........           1,238             619               2             .25             310
Program director survey.........             150              75               1              .5              38
Center director survey..........             450             225               1             .33              74
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,095.
    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, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, 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.

Mary Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-07602 Filed 4-13-17; 8:45 am]
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