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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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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…
LiBetti Ashley, Mead Sara, March, 2019
Reports & Papers
This compilation of five case studies of selected exemplary Head Start programs identifies and discusses their common characteristics and challenges.
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…
Sedgwick Donna, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigates if the collaborative process differs among a group of public programs involved in varying levels of interorganizational activities. Thomson and Perry (2006) suggest five process dimensions underlie collaboration: governance,…
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…
Carolan Megan E., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
All Head Start grantees are required to annually submit the Program Information Report (PIR), which requests data on a range of demographic and operational questions. ICS reviewed nationally data on a range of issues, as well as pulled PIR data by…
Sedgwick Donna, March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article examines collaboration between Head Start and the Virginia Preschool Initiative to see how collaborative challenges vary given the degree of collaborative activity between programs. Limited collaborative management research addresses…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
Driscoll Katherine C., Pianta Robert C., January, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation of the effects of a pro-social teacher-child intervention on teacher-reported relationship quality, teacher-rated child behavioral outcomes, and observer-rated teacher-child interactions during two six-week intervention periods with…
Summers Jean Ann, Wall Shavaun, October/December 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A qualitative study of the views of Part C and Head Start administrators and healthcare providers about the complimentary roles of the programs, the collaboration between programs, and the identification and cross-referral of low income children…
Driscoll Katherine C., August, 2007
Reports & Papers
This exploratory study encompassed a collaboration to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of Banking Time, a classroom intervention designed to promote supportive teacher-child relationships. Banking Time is a set of one-on-one meetings between…