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Molly F. Gordon; Carol Hafford; Mitchell R. Barrows; Stacy B. Ehrlich Loewe; Kyle DeMeo Cook; Melissa Gutwein; Cristina Carrazza; Rachel C. Feldman; Tamara G. Halle; Kristie Kauerz – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2023
The Understanding Children's Transitions from Head Start to Kindergarten (HS2K) Project was a multi-year project funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. The purpose of this project was to better understand how to improve children's…
Descriptors: Social Services, Federal Programs, Low Income Students, Transitional Programs
Loewe, Stacy B. Ehrlich; Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Francis, John; Kabourek, Sarah; Halle, Tamara; Barrows, Mitchell R. – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
Existing research suggests that some transition activities (e.g., visits to kindergarten classrooms, home visits by teachers, sharing information with families) initiated by early care and education (ECE) settings, kindergarten teachers and elementary schools, and/or families can have small, positive associations with children's outcomes in…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Transitional Programs, Family Involvement
Lin, Van-Kim; Alvira-Hammond, Marta; Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Ehrlich Loewe, Stacy B.; Halle, Tamara; Barrows, Mitchell R.; du Toit, Nola – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs uniquely support the frequent transitions, including the transition to kindergarten, that children in migrant and seasonal families may experience. Lessons learned from how MSHS programs support transitions may have implications for MSHS and other federally funded early care and education (ECE)…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Low Income Students, Social Services, Migrant Education
Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Barrows, Mitchell R.; Loewe, Stacy B. Ehrlich; Lin, Van-Kim; du Toit, Nola – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
The analyses presented here are part of a larger project, "Understanding Children's Transitions from Head Start to Kindergarten" (HS2K), a joint research venture between NORC at the University of Chicago, Child Trends, and the National P-3 Center at University of Colorado Denver, with funding from the U.S. Administration for Children and…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Low Income Students, Social Services, Kindergarten
Aikens, Nikki; Nikki, Lizabeth; Klein, Ashley Kopack; West, Jerry; Tarullo, Louisa – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
This brief focuses on Head Start children's developmental progress and kindergarten experiences, drawing on data from the 2009 cohort of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2009). The focal population is children who entered Head Start for the first time in fall 2009, completed one or two years of the program, and were…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Child Development, Young Children, Kindergarten