This executive summary highlights findings from the final report of the national evaluation of the Head Start Family Service Center (FSC) Demonstration Projects. This report represents the first of two volumes. Volume II contains a summary of the local evaluation reports conducted by third-party evaluators in each FSC project.
The summary begins with a brief description of the FSC projects and the design of the national evaluation. The last two sections summarize program effects on participants and changes reported by project directors as a result of the integration of the FSCs into local Head Start programs.