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Gilpin Ansley, Mennen Ferol E., Pakulak Eric, Sommer Teresa Eckrich, Dwyer Kathleen M., Cannon Erin, Bell Theodore A., Boxmeyer Caroline L., Chase-Lansdale P. Lindsay, Chor Elise, DeCaro Jason A., Dela Cruz Kenn Lacsamana, Giuliano Ryan J., Gomsrud Melissa, Karns Christina M., Klein Scott, Lochman John E., Longoria Zayra N., Molina Abigail Palmer, Monro William, Neville Helen, O'Neil Lauren Vega, Reynolds Mary Margaret, Sabol Terri J., Sclafani Marisa, Tighe Lauren A., December 2020
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This brief introduces four research projects testing promising interventions funded under the Head Start University Partnerships (HSUP): Dual-Generation Approaches grant program. Two-generation approaches are typically designed to address…

Watts Tyler W., Ibrahim Deanna A., Khader Alaa, Li Chen, Gandhi Jill, Raver C. Cybele, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In the current article, we examine the long-run school selection patterns of children randomly assigned to the Chicago School Readiness Project, an early childhood educational (ECE) intervention that aimed to improve the quality of Head Start…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, December, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This snapshot provides an overview of Head Start research and evaluation supported by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). It further presents the following sections: past research and evaluation; stakeholder engagement; examples of…
Qi Cathy Huaqing, Zieher Almut K., Van Horn M. Lee, Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Carta Judith J., December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between language skills and behavioural problems and the potential moderating role of the quality of classroom emotional support in this relationship among 242 preschool children from low-…
Qi Cathy Huaqing, Van Horn M. Lee, Selig James P., Kaiser Ann P., December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of the study was to explore whether gender or ethnicity moderated the links between language skills and teacher ratings of problem behaviour and between language and social skills in 386 English-speaking Hispanic and European American…
Huye Holly F., Connell Carol Lawson, Dufrene Brad Andrew, Mohn Richard S., Newkirk Caroline, Tannehill Jennifer, Sutton Victor, December, 2020
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Peer Reviewed
Objective: To describe the methodology of the Impact of a Preschool Obesity Prevention intervention enhanced with positive behavioral supports. Design: The social ecological model serves as the conceptual framework for this study, which has a within…
Lee Kyunghee, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the association between enrollment duration and health treatment outcomes among migrant Head Start children. Children (n=1,399) were divided into two groups: those who enrolled for 1 year and those who enrolled more than 2 years…
Pages Remy, Lukes Dylan J., Bailey Drew H., Duncan Greg J., December, 2020
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Using an additional decade of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Children and Young Adults (CNLSY), this study replicated and extended Deming’s evaluation of Head Start’s life cycle skill formation impacts in three ways.…
Jeon Hyun-Joo, Peterson Carla A., Luze Gayle J., Carta Judith J., Langill Carolyn Clawson, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigates the relations among low-income parents' perceptions of their child's teacher, parental school involvement, and children's pre-academic skills and aggressive behaviors by program type: Head Start or other early childhood…
Dahlin Melissa S., Diaz Guadalupe, Jenkins Jade Marcus, Reich Stephanie Michelle, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study seeks to understand characteristics that predict use of Head Start family services by Latinx families. Head Start requires programs to offer services that are tailored to individual family needs. While the offer of services is important,…
Green Beth L., Ayoub Catherine, Bartlett Jessica Dym, Furrer Carrie Jean, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, Buttitta Katherine, Von Ende Adam, Koepp Andrew, Regalbuto Eric, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
While there is growing evidence that early childhood prevention programs can have positive outcomes for children and families, research has tended to focus on short-term outcomes, with fewer studies of long-term benefits. In addition, evaluations of…
Sommer Teresa Eckrich, Schneider William, Chor Elise, Sabol Terri J., Chase-Lansdale P. Lindsay, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, Morris Amanda Sheffield, King Christopher T., November/December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Two-generation human capital programs seek to promote the education of parents and children simultaneously. This study examines relations between family participation in CareerAdvance, which recruits parents of Head Start children into a workforce…
Foster Tiffany, Burchinal Margaret, Yazejian Noreen, Nov/Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Grouping children of different ages in the same preschool classroom (i.e., mixed age) is widespread, but the evidence supporting this practice is mixed. A factor that may play a role in the relation between classroom age composition and child…
Zhang Chenyi, Dobbs-Oates Jennifer, October-December 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study used data from Early Childhood Longitudinal Study – Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) and examined the relations between children's Head Start exposure and their early academic skills (i.e., language, literacy, and math skills) in the United States.…
Gordon Rachel A., Peng Fang, Q4 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The standard scoring of the CLASS PreK produces three domain scores that are widely used in research, practice and policy. Despite these domains being based on developmental theory and research, limited empirical evidence exists for the three-domain…