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Delaney Katherine K., Krepps Karen, Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
For Head Start programs, the 2010 enactment of the Head Start Designation Renewal System (HS-DRS) reflects a national trend in rising accountability related to classroom quality for early childhood programs. Under HS-DRS, all Head Start programs are…
Maxwell Kelly, Warner-Richter Mallory, Partika Anne, Franchett Audrey, Kane Maggie C., August, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes publicly available information about the coordination or inclusion of Head Start across various aspects of state and territory ECE systems. The findings are organized by nine topics: the agency housing Head Start Collaboration…
Malik Rasheed, Schochet Leila, April, 2018
Reports & Papers
Despite sometimes facing significant challenges, Head Start provides evidence-based, locally administered services to hundreds of thousands of rural children each year at one of the most critical stages of their development. This report assesses the…
Miller M. Elizabeth, Nicely Stephanie, Del Teso Craviotto Maria del Sol, Timler Geralyn, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Obesity rates among low-income Hispanic preschoolers are higher than those of low-income whites, highlighting the need for understanding the culturally factors that may contribute to obesity. Utilizing a community-based approach, a survey was…
United States. Government Accountability Office, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
In 2015, the Head Start child development program provided federal funds to local grantees that employed over 90,000 teachers. Some of these grantees run programs that do not run during the summer, and some teachers may, in turn, seek UI benefits to…
Barnett W. Steven, Friedman-Krauss Allison, 2016
Reports & Papers
The National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) State(s) of Head Start report is the first report to describe and analyze in detail Head Start enrollment, funding, quality, and duration, state-by-state. The report focuses on the 2014-…
Barnett W. Steven, Friedman-Krauss Allison, 2016
Reports & Papers
The National Institute for Early Education Research's (NIEER) State(s) of Head Start report is the first report to describe and analyze in detail Head Start enrollment, funding, quality, and duration, state-by-state. The report focuses on the 2014-…
Tompkins Virginia, October-December 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the efficacy of training theory of mind via storybook interactions focused on characters' mental states (i.e., beliefs and emotions) in a sample of 73 low-income preschoolers, and determined if training transferred to social…
Schilder Diane, Smith Leavell Ashley, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As part of President Obama's Early Education Plan, Congress authorized $500 million in the 2014 Omnibus Act to support states and communities in expanding high-quality early learning through the creation of a new Early Head Start-Child Care…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
In December of 2007, OHS turned to the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS), a relevant Federal resource that collects data annually on farmworker populations, to explore regional population demographics for MSHS-eligible families. In…
Morris Pamela A., Mattera Shira K., Castells Nina, Bangser Michael, Bierman Karen L., Raver C. Cybele, August, 2014
Reports & Papers
The Head Start CARES (Classroom-based Approaches and Resources for Emotion and Social skill promotion) demonstration tests three distinct approaches to enhancing children's social-emotional development on a large scale within the Head Start system…
Mattera Shira K., Lloyd Chrishana M., Fishman Mike, Bangser Michael, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
Head Start, which is the largest federally funded early childhood education program in the United States, aims to increase school readiness among low-income children from birth to age five years by boosting their cognitive, social, and emotional…
Zhai Fuhua, Waldfogel Jane, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, May, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Child care programs (including Head Start, prekindergarten [pre-K], and other center-based care) can differ, with patterns of use based on their location. Yet little research has examined how Head Start and pre-K programs affect children's academic…
University of Cincinnati. Evaluation Services Center, July, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of Ohio Head Start program needs in the coordination, collaboration, alignment of services, and alignment of curricula and assessments in 11 designated priority areas, based on a survey of 54 Head Start grantees
Del Grosso Patricia, Akers Lauren, Heinkel Luke, 12 December, 2011
Reports & Papers
This report aims to capture the key lessons learned from the Early Head Start for Family Child Care project framework and to provide information to the field about strategies the partnership teams used to implement the framework at the local and…