Pre-conference Events

FREE DATA TRAINING WORKSHOP at ACF’s National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Washington DC


SUNDAY Morning

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Introducing the Head Start CARES Demonstration Study Data
  • This hands-on workshop will introduce researchers to the Head Start CARES (Classroom-based Approaches and Resources for Emotion and Social-skill Promotion) data. The Head Start CARES Demonstration, funded by the Office of Head Start and the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, tested three distinct approaches to enhancing children's social-emotional development on a large scale within the Head Start system. The workshop will cover the Head Start CARES study design, study sample, and key measures in the impact and implementation datasets.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to practice using the CARES data throughout the day with sample exercises designed to foster an understanding of the dataset's contents and structure.
  • There is no fee to attend this workshop, but space is limited and advance registration is required. You must be registered for the National Research Conference on Early Childhood to participate. All participants will need to bring their own laptop with SAS installed for use during the workshop. All exercises will be presented in SAS syntax. Participants may use other stats packages but we may not be able to offer support. Workshop slots will be awarded on a first-come/first-served basis. To register, email: A follow-up message will be sent with additional information/instructions.

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