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 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:
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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 Head Start Impact Study
April 29th, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT
2Gen Data and Evaluation The fourth episode in the National Head Start Association's Two Generations Together Webinar Series, this webinar will explore the data systems and evaluation studies that Head Start programs have undertaken as they work to support their families' success but also demonstrate impacts and inform program improvement. Learn from Head Start program leaders from AVANCE Houston and Southwest Human Development and gain strategies for approaching research partnerships of your own!
WASHINGTON, DC – In advance of today’s deadline for submitting comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rule Making for revised Head Start Program Performance Standards, 1200 Head Start practitioners and advocates – including every national, regional, and state Head Start Association representing all Head Start grantees – signed on to the National Head Start Association’s (NHSA) recommendations filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Head Start (OHS).