REPORT: The Role of Program Quality in Determining Head Start’s Impact on Child Development (OPRE)

A recent report, The Role of Program Quality in Determining Head Start’s Impact on Child Development: Third Grade Follow-Up to the Head Start Impact Study (2014), examines the influence of Head Start quality on selected developmental cognitive and social-emotional outcomes. Using data from the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS), the report looks at whether the impacts of Head Start might be larger or more persistent for children who participate in high quality Head Start programs as opposed to lower quality Head Start programs. The report was published online by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) on May 19, 2014.

Read the report here.