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.
For Current Credential Candidates Supporting the Candidate in the Credentialing Process The following is a list of suggestions to help guide family services and health services candidates through the credential process. It is recommended that a Credential Supervisor be in a current position in the program as a family or health services manager/coordinator and have at least five years of experience in family or health services, with at least three of those years spent in a Head Start program.
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The premise of Head Start is simple: every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to reach their full potential. head-start-conceptual-framework.jpg
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The Two Generations Together Initiative is focused on increasing awareness of two-generation adult education and job training models that are part of the comprehensive child and family services delivered by Head Start programs across the country.