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


For fifty years, research and evaluation have documented Head Start's impact on school readiness, academic achievement, health, family stability, and long-term success.

As a nonprofit membership and advocacy organization, NHSA sees its role in research as:

  • Curating research and resources for various audiences
  • Translating peer-reviewed research for practitioner use
  • Facilitating partnerships between researchers and practitioners

Navigate the Center on Policy, Data, and Research to find top line research findings, research by topic, tools for Head Start staff to find and read research, resources for starting a research study and finding research partners, and more.