Submission for OMB Review; Head Start Child and Family Experiences Survey (FACES) (OMB #0970-0151), 63164-63165 [2018-26563]

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[FR Doc. 2018–26525 Filed 12–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Head Start Child and Family Experiences Survey (FACES) (OMB #0970–0151) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Dec 06, 2018 Jkt 247001 The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new round of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. 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. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Similar to FACES 2014–2018, in 2019, two parallel studies will commence. FACES 2019 focuses on Head Start Regions I through X (which are geographically based); AI/AN (American Indian and Alaska Native) FACES 2019 focuses on Region XI (which funds Head Start programs that serve federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes). Both studies will provide data on a set of key indicators for Head Start programs. In fall 2019 and spring 2020, FACES will assess the school readiness skills of 2,400 Head Start children in Regions I–X (FACES 2019) and 800 children in Region XI (AI/AN FACES 2019), survey their parents, and ask their Head Start teachers to rate children’s social and emotional skills. This sample will be drawn from 60 programs in Regions I–X and 22 programs in Region XI. In spring 2020, classroom observations of sampled programs will occur. In Regions I–X, the number of programs will increase from the 60 that are used to collect data on children’s school readiness outcomes to 180 for the purpose of conducting observations in 720 Head Start classrooms. In Region XI, the program sample will remain at 22, and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 approximately 80 Head Start classroom observations will take place. Program director, center director, and teacher surveys will also be conducted in spring 2020 in Regions I–XI. In spring 2022, program level data collection will be repeated in Regions I–X only. FACES 2019 also features a ‘‘Core Plus’’ design, with the above activities reflecting the Core data, with the potential of ‘‘Plus’’ studies to inform emerging programmatic questions. If any Plus studies are conducted, they will be conducted within the Core sample and will be included in a future Federal Register notice. Previous Federal Register notices provided the opportunity for public comment on the proposed Head Start program recruitment and center selection process (FR V.82, pg. 48819 10/20/2017; FR V.83, pg. 7480 02/21/ 2018). This notice describes the planned data collection activities for the FACES 2019 and AI/AN FACES 2019 data collection. Data collection activities include classroom and child sampling information collection, direct child assessments, parent surveys, teacher child reports, and staff surveys. Sampling of children and classrooms for FACES starts with site visits to 157 Head Start centers (120 for FACES 2019 and 37 for AI/AN FACES 2019) in fall 2019. Field enrollment specialists (FES) will request a list of all Head Startfunded classrooms from Head Start staff. Next, for each selected classroom, the FES will request enrollment information for each child enrolled. Data collection will then start with site visits in fall 2019 to 82 Head Start programs (60 for FACES 2019 and 22 for AI/AN FACES 2019) to directly assess the school readiness skills of 3,200 children (2,400 for FACES 2019 and 800 for AI/AN FACES 2019) sampled for FACES and whose parents agree to participate. Parents of sampled children will complete surveys on the Web or by telephone about their children and family background. Head Start teachers will rate each sampled child (approximately 10 children per classroom) using the Web or paper-and pencil forms. These activities will occur a second time in spring 2020. When the FACES 2019 program sample size increases to 180 programs in the spring, the methods of data collection for this phase will feature classroom sampling and site visitors conducting observations of the quality of classrooms. Head Start program directors, center directors, and teachers will complete surveys about themselves and the services and instruction at Head Start. The purpose of the FACES data collection is to support the 2007 E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 63165 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 235 / Friday, December 7, 2018 / Notices reauthorization of the Head Start program (Pub. L. 110–134), which calls for periodic assessments of Head Start’s quality and effectiveness. Respondents: Head Start children, parents of Head Start children, and Head Start teachers and Head Start staff. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument FACES 2019 Classroom sampling form from Head Start staff ................................................................................... FACES 2019 Child roster form from Head Start staff ......... FACES 2019 Parent consent form ...................................... FACES 2019 Head Start parent survey .............................. FACES 2019 Head Start child assessment ........................ FACES 2019 Head Start teacher child report ..................... FACES 2019 Head Start teacher survey ............................ FACES 2019 Head Start program director survey .............. FACES 2019 Head Start center director survey ................. AI/AN FACES 2019 Classroom sampling form from Head Start staff .......................................................................... AI/AN FACES 2019 Child roster form from Head Start staff ................................................................................... AI/AN FACES 2019 Parent consent form ........................... AI/AN FACES 2019 Head Start parent survey .................... AI/AN FACES 2019 Head Start child assessment .............. AI/AN FACES 2019 Head Start teacher child report .......... AI/AN FACES 2019 Head Start teacher survey .................. AI/AN FACES 2019 Head Start program director survey ... AI/AN FACES 2019 Head Start center director survey ....... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,357. Authority: Section 640(a)(2)(D) and section 649 of the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007. Annual number of respondents BILLING CODE 4184–01–P Annual burden hours 120 40 800 800 800 80 240 60 120 1 1 1 2 2 20 1 1 1 0.17 0.33 0.17 0.42 0.75 0.17 0.50 0.50 0.50 20 13 136 672 1,200 272 120 30 60 37 13 1 0.17 2 37 800 800 800 80 80 22 37 13 267 267 267 27 27 8 13 1 1 2 2 20 1 1 1 0.33 0.17 0.50 0.75 0.17 0.58 0.33 0.33 4 45 267 401 92 16 3 4 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Title: OCSE–157 Child Support Enforcement Program Annual Data Report. OMB No.: 0970–0177. Description: The information obtained from this form will be used to: (1) Report Child Support Enforcement activities to the Congress as required by [FR Doc. 2018–26563 Filed 12–6–18; 8:45 am] Average burden hours per response 360 120 2,400 2,400 2,400 240 720 180 360 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. Number of responses per respondent law; (2) calculate incentive measures performance and performance indicators utilized in the program; and (3) assist the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) in monitoring and evaluating State Child Support programs. OCSE is proposing updates to the OCSE–157 report instructions to update and clarify reporting requirements. Respondents are encouraged to contact the agency to obtain a copy of the revised instructions for review and comment. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 235 (Friday, December 7, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63164-63165]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-26563]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Head Start Child and Family 
Experiences Survey (FACES) (OMB #0970-0151)

AGENCY: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration 
for Children and Families; HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new 
round of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES).

DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. 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.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office 
of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: 
[email protected], Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration 
for Children and Families.
    Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the 
Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research 
and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE 
Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the 
title of the information collection. Email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Similar to FACES 2014-2018, in 2019, two 
parallel studies will commence. FACES 2019 focuses on Head Start 
Regions I through X (which are geographically based); AI/AN (American 
Indian and Alaska Native) FACES 2019 focuses on Region XI (which funds 
Head Start programs that serve federally recognized American Indian and 
Alaska Native tribes). Both studies will provide data on a set of key 
indicators for Head Start programs. In fall 2019 and spring 2020, FACES 
will assess the school readiness skills of 2,400 Head Start children in 
Regions I-X (FACES 2019) and 800 children in Region XI (AI/AN FACES 
2019), survey their parents, and ask their Head Start teachers to rate 
children's social and emotional skills. This sample will be drawn from 
60 programs in Regions I-X and 22 programs in Region XI. In spring 
2020, classroom observations of sampled programs will occur. In Regions 
I-X, the number of programs will increase from the 60 that are used to 
collect data on children's school readiness outcomes to 180 for the 
purpose of conducting observations in 720 Head Start classrooms. In 
Region XI, the program sample will remain at 22, and approximately 80 
Head Start classroom observations will take place. Program director, 
center director, and teacher surveys will also be conducted in spring 
2020 in Regions I-XI. In spring 2022, program level data collection 
will be repeated in Regions I-X only. FACES 2019 also features a ``Core 
Plus'' design, with the above activities reflecting the Core data, with 
the potential of ``Plus'' studies to inform emerging programmatic 
questions. If any Plus studies are conducted, they will be conducted 
within the Core sample and will be included in a future Federal 
Register notice.
    Previous Federal Register notices provided the opportunity for 
public comment on the proposed Head Start program recruitment and 
center selection process (FR V.82, pg. 48819 10/20/2017; FR V.83, pg. 
7480 02/21/2018). This notice describes the planned data collection 
activities for the FACES 2019 and AI/AN FACES 2019 data collection. 
Data collection activities include classroom and child sampling 
information collection, direct child assessments, parent surveys, 
teacher child reports, and staff surveys.
    Sampling of children and classrooms for FACES starts with site 
visits to 157 Head Start centers (120 for FACES 2019 and 37 for AI/AN 
FACES 2019) in fall 2019. Field enrollment specialists (FES) will 
request a list of all Head Start-funded classrooms from Head Start 
staff. Next, for each selected classroom, the FES will request 
enrollment information for each child enrolled. Data collection will 
then start with site visits in fall 2019 to 82 Head Start programs (60 
for FACES 2019 and 22 for AI/AN FACES 2019) to directly assess the 
school readiness skills of 3,200 children (2,400 for FACES 2019 and 800 
for AI/AN FACES 2019) sampled for FACES and whose parents agree to 
participate. Parents of sampled children will complete surveys on the 
Web or by telephone about their children and family background. Head 
Start teachers will rate each sampled child (approximately 10 children 
per classroom) using the Web or paper-and pencil forms. These 
activities will occur a second time in spring 2020. When the FACES 2019 
program sample size increases to 180 programs in the spring, the 
methods of data collection for this phase will feature classroom 
sampling and site visitors conducting observations of the quality of 
classrooms. Head Start program directors, center directors, and 
teachers will complete surveys about themselves and the services and 
instruction at Head Start. The purpose of the FACES data collection is 
to support the 2007

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reauthorization of the Head Start program (Pub. L. 110-134), which 
calls for periodic assessments of Head Start's quality and 
effectiveness.
    Respondents: Head Start children, parents of Head Start children, 
and Head Start teachers and Head Start staff.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                  Annual  number     Number of        Average
           Instrument              Total number         of        responses  per   burden hours    Annual burden
                                  of respondents    respondents      respondent    per response        hours
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FACES 2019 Classroom sampling                360             120               1            0.17              20
 form from Head Start staff.....
FACES 2019 Child roster form                 120              40               1            0.33              13
 from Head Start staff..........
FACES 2019 Parent consent form..           2,400             800               1            0.17             136
FACES 2019 Head Start parent               2,400             800               2            0.42             672
 survey.........................
FACES 2019 Head Start child                2,400             800               2            0.75           1,200
 assessment.....................
FACES 2019 Head Start teacher                240              80              20            0.17             272
 child report...................
FACES 2019 Head Start teacher                720             240               1            0.50             120
 survey.........................
FACES 2019 Head Start program                180              60               1            0.50              30
 director survey................
FACES 2019 Head Start center                 360             120               1            0.50              60
 director survey................
AI/AN FACES 2019 Classroom                    37              13               1            0.17               2
 sampling form from Head Start
 staff..........................
AI/AN FACES 2019 Child roster                 37              13               1            0.33               4
 form from Head Start staff.....
AI/AN FACES 2019 Parent consent              800             267               1            0.17              45
 form...........................
AI/AN FACES 2019 Head Start                  800             267               2            0.50             267
 parent survey..................
AI/AN FACES 2019 Head Start                  800             267               2            0.75             401
 child assessment...............
AI/AN FACES 2019 Head Start                   80              27              20            0.17              92
 teacher child report...........
AI/AN FACES 2019 Head Start                   80              27               1            0.58              16
 teacher survey.................
AI/AN FACES 2019 Head Start                   22               8               1            0.33               3
 program director survey........
AI/AN FACES 2019 Head Start                   37              13               1            0.33               4
 center director survey.........
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,357.
    Authority: Section 640(a)(2)(D) and section 649 of the Improving 
Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-26563 Filed 12-6-18; 8:45 am]
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