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Center for Policy, Data, and Research
Curating knowledge, generating analyses, and strengthening dialogue


The Center for Policy, Data, and Research curates data on Head Start programs and at-risk children to improve national, state, and local understanding of programs and the populations they serve. Use the links to the right under "Related Content" to navigate our state and national fact sheets on Head Start at various levels, surveys on practitioner perspectives on issues facing the Head Start field, and tools gathered by NHSA to support programs' pursuit of continuous improvement through intentional use of data.  The links under "Data" offer a place to begin framing and addressing research questions with access to data sets commonly used for studying Head Start.