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Harding, Jessica F.; Nguyen, Tutrang; Malone, Lizabeth; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Tarullo, Louisa; Aikens, Nikki – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
In spring 2020, in response to the COVID-19 (for coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, many early care and education centers, including Head Start centers, closed their physical buildings and changed their operations to virtual. Because of health and safety restrictions, OPRE was unable to directly assess children's skills in spring 2020 for the…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Low Income Students, Social Services, Experience
Harding, Jessica F.; Gleason, Philip; Aikens, Nikki; Malone, Lizabeth; Tarullo, Louisa; Cannon, Judy; Cronquist, Kathryn – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2021
Research has found that children who attend Head Start for more than one year tend to score higher on cognitive skills at the end of pre-K or at kindergarten entry than children who attend for one year or less (Lee 2011; Wen et al. 2012b; Xue et al. 2016). Although attending Head Start for more years is linked with higher cognitive scores,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Federal Programs, Achievement Gains, Language Skills
Bernstein, Sara; Bush, Charles; Aikens, Nikki; Moiduddin, Emily; Harding, Jessica F.; Malone, Lizabeth; Tarullo, Louisa; Cannon, Judy; Filipczak, Kai; Lukashanets, Serge – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2019
Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families. The Head Start program provides comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Preschool Children, Economically Disadvantaged, Teacher Characteristics