Submission for OMB Review; Understanding Children's Transitions From Head Start to Kindergarten (HS2K) (New Collection), 44373 [2021-17262]

Download as PDF 44373 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; Understanding Children’s Transitions From Head Start to Kindergarten (HS2K) (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: 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 proposed case studies intend to study the transition strategies and approaches employed, ADDRESSES: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to conduct semi-structured, qualitative interviews with Head Start staff (grantee administrators, managers/coordinators, center directors, teachers, staff), parents, affiliated community providers, and partner Local Education Agency (LEA) staff (administrators, elementary school principals, staff, and kindergarten teachers) at six sites. A comparative case SUMMARY: study design will explore varying strategies and approaches to supporting children’s transitions from Head Start to kindergarten. 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. across various levels, both within and across the Head Start and elementary school systems. The case studies focus on how relationships across systems support coordinated transition practices, which are hypothesized to lead to the most positive outcomes for children, families, and teachers. Qualitative data collection protocols will explore how the supports for and implementation of transition approaches vary amongst Head Start grantees/delegates, Head Start centers, elementary schools, and LEAs within the same communities, including contextual factors that support or hinder meaningful collaboration. Respondents: Head Start administrators, LEA administrators, Head Start center directors, elementary school principals, Head Start teachers, kindergarten teachers, elementary school staff, Head Start managers & coordinators, Head Start parents/ families (pre- and post-kindergarten transition), Community Service Providers. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents (total over request period) Instrument Supplemental Materials A: Initial outreach and recruitment scripts for Programs and Schools (Head Start grantee and delegate agency administrator, Local Education Agency administrator, Head Start Center Director, elementary principal .............................................................. Supplemental Materials B: Initial Outreach and Recruitment Scripts for Head Start Families ............................... Administrator Interview Protocol (Head Start grantee and delegate agency administrator, Local Education Agency administrator) .................................................................... Site Leadership Interview Protocol (Head Start Center Director, elementary principal) ............................................. Teacher & Staff Interview Protocol (Head Start teacher, kindergarten teacher, elementary staff) ........................... Head Start Manager/Coordinator Interview Protocol ........... Head Start Family Background Questionnaire .................... Head Start Family Focus Group Protocol ........................... Kindergarten Family Interview Protocol ............................... Community Partner Interview Protocol ................................ Social Network Instrument ................................................... lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 129.15. Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) Avg. Burden per response (in hours) 1.3 1.3 46.8 23.4 72 1 .25 18 9 30 1 1 30 15 12 1 1.25 15 7.5 30 12 48 48 12 6 90 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 .80 1.25 .25 1.25 .75 1 .25 24 15 12 60 9 6 22.5 12 7.5 6 30 4.5 3 11.25 Authority: 42 U.S.C. Section 9835 and 42 U.S.C. Section 9844. [FR Doc. 2021–17262 Filed 8–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–P 20:59 Aug 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Annual burden (in hours) 36 Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Total burden (in hours) Sfmt 4703 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; Understanding Children's Transitions 
From Head Start to Kindergarten (HS2K) (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 Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to conduct 
semi-structured, qualitative interviews with Head Start staff (grantee 
administrators, managers/coordinators, center directors, teachers, 
staff), parents, affiliated community providers, and partner Local 
Education Agency (LEA) staff (administrators, elementary school 
principals, staff, and kindergarten teachers) at six sites. A 
comparative case study design will explore varying strategies and 
approaches to supporting children's transitions from Head Start to 
kindergarten.

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 proposed case studies intend to study the 
transition strategies and approaches employed, across various levels, 
both within and across the Head Start and elementary school systems. 
The case studies focus on how relationships across systems support 
coordinated transition practices, which are hypothesized to lead to the 
most positive outcomes for children, families, and teachers. 
Qualitative data collection protocols will explore how the supports for 
and implementation of transition approaches vary amongst Head Start 
grantees/delegates, Head Start centers, elementary schools, and LEAs 
within the same communities, including contextual factors that support 
or hinder meaningful collaboration.
    Respondents: Head Start administrators, LEA administrators, Head 
Start center directors, elementary school principals, Head Start 
teachers, kindergarten teachers, elementary school staff, Head Start 
managers & coordinators, Head Start parents/families (pre- and post-
kindergarten transition), Community Service Providers.

                                                                 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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Supplemental Materials A: Initial outreach and recruitment scripts for                36             1.3             1.3            46.8            23.4
 Programs and Schools (Head Start grantee and delegate agency
 administrator, Local Education Agency administrator, Head Start Center
 Director, elementary principal.........................................
Supplemental Materials B: Initial Outreach and Recruitment Scripts for                72               1             .25              18               9
 Head Start Families....................................................
Administrator Interview Protocol (Head Start grantee and delegate agency              30               1               1              30              15
 administrator, Local Education Agency administrator)...................
Site Leadership Interview Protocol (Head Start Center Director,                       12               1            1.25              15             7.5
 elementary principal)..................................................
Teacher & Staff Interview Protocol (Head Start teacher, kindergarten                  30               1             .80              24              12
 teacher, elementary staff).............................................
Head Start Manager/Coordinator Interview Protocol.......................              12               1            1.25              15             7.5
Head Start Family Background Questionnaire..............................              48               1             .25              12               6
Head Start Family Focus Group Protocol..................................              48               1            1.25              60              30
Kindergarten Family Interview Protocol..................................              12               1             .75               9             4.5
Community Partner Interview Protocol....................................               6               1               1               6               3
Social Network Instrument...............................................              90               1             .25            22.5           11.25
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 129.15.
    Authority: 42 U.S.C. Section 9835 and 42 U.S.C. Section 9844.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-17262 Filed 8-11-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-22-P