Submission for OMB Review; Early Care and Education Leadership Study (ExCELS) Descriptive Study (New Collection), 44375 [2021-17260]

Download as PDF 44375 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 153 / Thursday, August 12, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Early Care and Education Leadership Study (ExCELS) Descriptive Study (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) seeks approval to collect information for the Early Care and Education Leadership Study (ExCELS) Descriptive Study. DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB must make a decision SUMMARY: about 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 within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The ExCELS Descriptive Study is a new information collection to learn about what leadership looks like in center-based early care and education settings serving children whose ages range from birth to age 5, but not yet in kindergarten, and better understand how leadership might improve center quality and outcomes for staff, children, and families. The goals of ExCELS are to (1) develop a short-form measure of early care and education leadership that has strong psychometric properties, and (2) examine empirical support for the associations among key constructs and outcomes in the study’s theory of change of early care and education leadership for quality improvement. The study will recruit 120 centers that receive funding from Head Start or the Child Care and Development Fund, ask the primary site leader at the centers to participate in two interviews, and distribute surveys to select center managers and all teaching staff to test hypothesized associations between leadership constructs and outcomes in the study’s theory of change. Respondents: Management and teaching staff from center-based early care and education settings that receive funding from Head Start or the Child Care and Development Fund. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents (total over request period) Instrument Center recruitment call script ............................................... Umbrella organization recruitment approval call script ....... Engagement interview guide ............................................... Staffing structure and leadership positions interview guide Teaching staff roster ............................................................ Center manager survey ....................................................... Teaching staff survey ........................................................... lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,010. Authority: Authorized by the Head Start Act section 640 [42 U.S.C. 9835] and section 649 [42 U.S.C. 9844]; appropriated by the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2019; the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 section 658O [42 U.S.C. 9858], which also provides authority to use this discretionary funding for research; appropriated by the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2019; and the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 1990 as amended by the CCDBG Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113– 186). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–17260 Filed 8–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:11 Aug 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) 180 113 150 120 120 240 1,680 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Evaluation of a Trauma-Informed Care Program (New Collection) Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families, Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is proposing to collect data for a new evaluation of a traumainformed care program that will include a small randomized controlled trial across 10 sites within Head Start Region V. The goals of the project are to identify the implementation supports SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Avg. burden per response (in hours) .33 .33 .33 .50 .25 .42 1 Total burden (in hours) 59 37 50 60 30 101 1,680 Annual burden (in hours) 30 19 25 30 15 51 840 and methods needed to enable teachers to effectively implement TraumaInformed Care in early care and education programs, and to evaluate its outcomes. Information collected will be used to inform ongoing training and technical assistance (TTA) work provided by the Head Start Centers, particularly decisions regarding allocation of TTA resources. More generally, results may inform OHS guidance around social-emotional programming. Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ACF is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. DATES: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Early Care and Education Leadership 
Study (ExCELS) Descriptive Study (New Collection)

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) within 
the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) seeks approval to 
collect information for the Early Care and Education Leadership Study 
(ExCELS) Descriptive Study.

DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB must make a 
decision about 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 within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Description: The ExCELS Descriptive Study is a new information 
collection to learn about what leadership looks like in center-based 
early care and education settings serving children whose ages range 
from birth to age 5, but not yet in kindergarten, and better understand 
how leadership might improve center quality and outcomes for staff, 
children, and families. The goals of ExCELS are to (1) develop a short-
form measure of early care and education leadership that has strong 
psychometric properties, and (2) examine empirical support for the 
associations among key constructs and outcomes in the study's theory of 
change of early care and education leadership for quality improvement. 
The study will recruit 120 centers that receive funding from Head Start 
or the Child Care and Development Fund, ask the primary site leader at 
the centers to participate in two interviews, and distribute surveys to 
select center managers and all teaching staff to test hypothesized 
associations between leadership constructs and outcomes in the study's 
theory of change.
    Respondents: Management and teaching staff from center-based early 
care and education settings that receive funding from Head Start or the 
Child Care and Development Fund.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                     Number of
                                     Number of     responses per
                                    respondents     respondent      Avg. burden    Total burden    Annual burden
           Instrument               (total over     (total over    per response     (in hours)      (in hours)
                                      request         request       (in hours)
                                      period)         period)
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Center recruitment call script..             180               1             .33              59              30
Umbrella organization                        113               1             .33              37              19
 recruitment approval call
 script.........................
Engagement interview guide......             150               1             .33              50              25
Staffing structure and                       120               1             .50              60              30
 leadership positions interview
 guide..........................
Teaching staff roster...........             120               1             .25              30              15
Center manager survey...........             240               1             .42             101              51
Teaching staff survey...........           1,680               1               1           1,680             840
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,010.
    Authority: Authorized by the Head Start Act section 640 [42 U.S.C. 
9835] and section 649 [42 U.S.C. 9844]; appropriated by the Continuing 
Appropriations Act of 2019; the Child Care and Development Block Grant 
Act of 1990 section 658O [42 U.S.C. 9858], which also provides 
authority to use this discretionary funding for research; appropriated 
by the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2019; and the Child Care and 
Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 1990 as amended by the CCDBG Act 
of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-186).

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-17260 Filed 8-11-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-22-P