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.
April 7 - 10, 2017
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.
January 26, 2015
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