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


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
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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