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A national portrait of Head Start children and families: FACES 2014

This research brief provides a national portrait of the characteristics, development, and well-being of children and families at the beginning of the Head Start program year, using recent data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014). This brief highlights descriptive information from the Fall 2014 Data Tables and Study Design report (Aikens et al. 2017c). We address the following research questions: 1. What are the characteristics of children and families in Head Start? 2. How are families doing at the beginning of the Head Start year? 3. How are children doing at the beginning of the Head Start year? How does this vary by Head Start exposure (that is, newly entering children compared with those returning for a second year), the age of newly enrolled children, and race/ethnicity? (author abstract)
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Reports & Papers
United States

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