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This report includes key information on the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014-2018 (FACES 2014) study design; in addition, a set of data tables presents descriptive statistics for the characteristics of programs, centers, classrooms, and teachers serving Head Start children and families in spring 2017. Data are drawn from the spring 2017 round of FACES 2014.

This report includes key information on the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014 (FACES 2014) study design and a set of data tables that present descriptive statistics on the demographic backgrounds and developmental outcomes of children enrolled in Head Start in fall 2014 who were still enrolled in spring 2015. The tables also detail aspects of...

Recent national data highlights a shift in the racial/ethnic and linguistic composition of the child population in the United States and in Head Start. In Head Start, the percentage of Hispanic/Latino children enrolled in the program has increased from 19 percent in 1980 to 38 percent in 2014...

This report includes key information on the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014 (FACES 2014) study design and a set of data tables that presents descriptive statistics on the demographic backgrounds and developmental outcomes of children enrolled in Head Start in fall 2014. The tables also detail aspects of their home environment and family life. Data are drawn...

This report includes key information on the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014-2018 (FACES 2014) study design and a set of data tables that present descriptive statistics for the characteristics of classrooms, teachers, centers, and programs serving Head Start...

In recent years Head Start has worked to integrate parent and family engagement activities within program systems and services. This full-program approach is outlined in the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework. Within this framework, family engagement...

A national portrait of the population Head Start serves provides information for Head Start to consider when assessing needs and setting national goals for the program. It is important for Head Start to have information about children and families’ strengths and needs at the beginning of the program year.

Information on child and family characteristics...

This research brief focuses on children’s developmental progress from Head Start entry to the spring of kindergarten and follows up about their experiences during their kindergarten year...

This research report focuses on describing aspects of Head Start children’s family and classroom environments that may support children’s kindergarten achievement...

This research report provides a portrait of Head Start programs, including characteristics of programs and management staff, supports provided to staff at all levels, and program services...