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)