The Head Start Advantage:

Success in Children’s Social-Emotional Development

The ability to create and sustain meaningful relationships is a key life skill. What does the research say about Head Start’s impact on children’s social-emotional development?

  • Head Start children are more prepared to participate in kindergarten classrooms. Because of programatic focus on social-emotional health, children show fewer behavioral problems, less hyperactivity, and less aggression.
  • Head Start children are less likely to engage in criminal activities as young adults.

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HSA - Social-Emotional