Performance Improvement 2011-2012. What Is the Quality of Early Head Start Programs?

01/01/2012

Researchers examined Early Head Start programs, staff qualifications, services delivered and characteristics of participating families.

Early Head Start programs provided diverse services to address family needs; children were served by well-qualified staff from diverse backgrounds; Early Head Start home visits and classrooms were in the mid-range of quality. There were some relations between family characteristics and service option, and between needs and services received.

Report Title: Learning As We Go: A First Snapshot of Early Head Start Programs, Staff, Families, and Children, Volume I: First Report

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/ehs/descriptive_study/reports/as_we_go.pdf
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Amy Madigan, 202-401-5143
Performer: Mathematica Policy Research
Record ID: 9813 (Report completed June 15, 2011)

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