Performance Improvement 2011-2012. Did Effects from Early Head Start Continue for Any Specific Child and Family Outcomes When Children Were in Fifth Grade?


Early Head Start provides educational and developmental activities for children from ages three to five. This study sought to determine whether these early experiences provided long term learning results.

Early Head Start results, when measured at 5th grade, did not continue to have the broad pattern of impacts for child and family outcomes seen at younger ages. However, there were interesting patterns of impacts for some subgroups. There was one significant impact at the trend level for the overall sample on a social-emotional success index that did not reach significance for individuals.

Report Title: Early Head Start Children in Grade 5: Long-Term Follow-up of the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project Study Sample, Final Report
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Amy Madigan, 202-401-5143
Performer: Mathematica Policy Research
Record ID: 9770 (Report completed December 15, 2010)

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