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Accession Number PB2013-103712
Title Third Grade Follow-Up to the Head Start Impact Study. Executive Summary.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 32p
Personal Author C. Heid M. Puma P. Broene R. Cook S. Bell
Abstract The Head Start Impact Study is a comprehensive, carefully designed study of a large-scale early childhood program that has existed for more than 40 years. It is designed to address the overall average impact of the Head Start program as it existed in 2002. The findings cannot be directly compared to more narrowly focused studies of other early childhood programs. The Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation, which developed the blueprint for this study, recommended that the research and findings should be used in combination with the rest of the Head Start research effort to improve the effectiveness of Head Start programs for children and families (Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation, 1999, p. 44). The Third Grade Follow-up to the Head Start Impact Study builds upon the existing randomized control design in the HSIS in order to determine the longer term impact of the Head Start program on the well-being of children and families through the end of 3rd grade.
Keywords Child development
Dental care
Family and Child Experiences Survey(FACES)
Head Start program
Low-income children
Medical care
Mental health care
Third grade

Source Agency Administration on Children Youth and Families
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
43C - Human Resources
91K - Social Services
Corporate Author Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number HHSP23320062929YC

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