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Scarborough William J., Collins Caitlyn, Ruppanner Leah, Landivar Liana Christin, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article examines whether the availability of Head Start during the Great Recession mitigated the impact of this crisis on poverty rates among families with young children. (author abstract)
Palermo Francisco, Thibodeau-Nielsen Rachel, Han Seunghee, Mikulski Ariana M., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We examined the association between Spanish-speaking preschoolers’ (N = 137; M age = 53 months; SD = 4 months; 53% boys) effortful control (EC) and English vocabulary and letter-word skills. We also examined whether close teacher-child relationships…
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…
Gerde Hope K., Pikus Arianna E., Lee Kyung Sook, Van Egeren Laurie A., Quon Huber Melissa S., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Families make important contributions to children’s learning across multiple developmental domains by providing quality educational experiences in the home and community. Until now, it was unknown what resources low-income families provide at home…
Choi Ji Young, Ryu Dahyung, Van Pay Craig K., Meacham Sohyun, Beecher Constance, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a multiple methods approach, this study investigated (1) Head Start teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding dual language learning and education for dual language learners (DLLs), and (2) the received supports, challenges, and needs teachers…
Cook Kyle Demeo, Coley Rebekah Levine, May, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Head Start programs engage in multiple practices to support children and families during the transition to kindergarten. Children moving from Head Start to kindergarten often encounter discontinuities between the program and services they were…
Harding Jessica F., Gleason Philip, Aikens Nikki, Malone Lizabeth M., Tarullo Louisa B., Cannon Judith, Cronquist Kathryn, March 2021
Reports & Papers

In nationally representative data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014–2018 (FACES 2014), we found that, on average, first-year children showed larger gains in language and cognitive scores from fall to spring of the…

Xue Yange, Baxter Cassandra, Jones Christopher, Shah Harshini K., Caronongan Pia, Aikens Nikki, Bandel Eileen, Cannon Judith, Schellenberger Kerry, Defnet Amy, Vogel Cheri, Atkins-Burnett Sally, June 2021
Reports & Papers

This report shares key information about the study, including the design, methods, and findings. The tables in this report give an overview of the data collected in Baby FACES 2018, and describe the Early Head Start program and center services…

Doran Elizabeth L., Aikens Nikki, Malone Lizabeth M., Harrington Jeff, Cannon Judith, June 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief discusses the material hardships and financial strains that families may face, as well as the social supports that may help them avoid the adverse links between economic conditions and child and family well-being. We would expect that…

Bustamante Andres S., Hindman Annemarie H., Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Latino children are the fastest growing minority group in the United States and in order to best serve this population we need research to inform educators on specific cultural strengths that can be fostered and developed. Despite the known academic…
Lee Kyunghee, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the association between enrollment duration and health treatment outcomes among migrant Head Start children. Children (n=1,399) were divided into two groups: those who enrolled for 1 year and those who enrolled more than 2 years…
Bichay-Awadalla Krystal, Qi Cathy Huaqing, Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Carta Judith J., June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the longitudinal, bidirectional relationship between language skills and behavior problems in a sample of 194 preschool children enrolled in Head Start programs. Children were individually assessed using the…
Sandilos Lia E., Goble Priscilla, Schwartz Samantha, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: The present study explored the extent to which teachers’ participation in professional development focused on children’s social-emotional learning moderated the relation between self-reported burnout and teacher–child interactions…
South Dakota Head Start-State Collaboration Office, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
The South Dakota Head Start Collaboration Office (SD HSCO) performed a survey of Head Start Grantees and Stakeholders in early 2020. The surveys, one for each group, were designed to assess the existence and extent of varied collaboration issues and…
Markowitz Anna J., Ansari Arya, Q4 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As funding and support for early childhood education (ECE) increases, so too have questions about how to best structure ECE classrooms to support our nation’s youngest learners. There has been an ongoing debate as to whether children are best served…