Knowledge Center

Center for Policy, Data, and Research

Curating knowledge, generating analyses, and strengthening dialogue

Find a Research Partner

Research partnerships can take many forms, but using research to answer pressing questions about program design, effects, and impacts is an important part of every Head Start program. Partnerships include:

  • Federally-funded national studies (e.g. program evalutions, descriptive surveys)
  • Federally-funded research grants to universities or graduate students
  • Locally-designed partnerships between programs and universities
  • Local graduate students carrying out dissertation research
  • Pilot studies for new interventions or practices
  • and more!

To support a proliferation of research partnerships, NHSA is building a database of Head Start programs and researchers interested in pursuing various topics. The database is still being designed, but we're currently gathering information about stakeholders on both sides. If you're interested in participating, or are hoping to be connected with a research partner, contact Cody Kornack.