Data Sets The following data sets have been used repeatedly in research studies to examine program outcomes and impacts on children and families who participated in Head Start and Early Head Start. Many are publicly available for research purposes.
Research Projects As the voice for the Head Start field, NHSA maintains a large database of leaders and staff at Head Start programs across the country. For researchers who are interested in surveying or connecting with the Head Start field as part of their work, there are three conditions to meet to get NHSA’s support:
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Research by Topic Below are links to compilations of research on some of the most important topics for Head Start practitioners. While these aim to gather useful resources and research, they are by no means exhaustive. For additional research sources and strategies for navigating them, visit Accessing and Reading Research.
The NHSA Book Club is designed to facilitate rich discussions among Head Start staff across the country about books that are relevant to the issues involved in working with vulnerable children, families, and communities.