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.