The Head Start Advantage

The Head Start Advantage is the individual opportunity to thrive in a safe, stable, nurturing space that puts children and their families on the path to success in school, in work, and in life. These one-pagers represent some of the best knowledge to date about Head Start’s effectiveness and reveal the long-term impacts of Head Start.

Early Head Start

The Head Start Advantage: Early Head Start Children experience dramatic expansion and change in brain development in their first three years. What does the research say about the impact of Early Head Start?…

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Parent Advancement

The Head Start Advantage: Success in Parent Advancement Family stability and wellbeing are strong contributors to a child’s outcomes throughout their lifetime. What does the research say about Head Start’s impact on parent…

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Social-Emotional Health

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…

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Child Welfare

The Head Start Advantage: Success in Child Welfare Children living in poverty are twice as likely to be exposed to traumatic life events. What does the research say about Head Start’s impact on…

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Dual Language Learners

The Head Start Advantage: Success with Dual Language Learners The number of children who speak a language other than English at home is increasing. What does the research say about Head Start’s impact…

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Physical Health

The Head Start Advantage: Success in Physical Health Early brain development lays the foundation for cognitive, motor, and socio-emotional abilities throughout a child’s lifetime. What does the research say about Head Start’s impact…

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School Readiness

The Head Start Advantage: Success in School Readiness Children need the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success in school and life. What does the research say about Head Start’s impact on school…

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