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The Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants program is designed to build research capacity in and knowledge of effective early childhood interventions with low-income children and families. The grant program does this by providing support for dissertation research conducted by graduate students working in partnership with local Head Start or Early Head Start programs.

This report includes key information on the FACES 2019 study design and the tables in this report describe the children enrolled in Head Start programs in fall 2019 and their family backgrounds and home environments.

Explore this OPRE funded research brief that uses nationally representative data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2019) to understand the prevalence of material hardships, financial strain, and social supports among parents with children in Head Start.

Explore this brief that describes four research projects evaluating two-generation approaches to supporting children and parents together in the context of Head Start.

Working Together for Children and Families: Findings from the National Descriptive Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

Explore the survey instrument used to capture information about Head Start Grantees’ and Delegates’ Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Explore the Baby FACES 2018 data tables for information about the programs, staff, services, and children and families served Early Head Start.

Explore key findings from OPRE's American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2015 (AIAN FACES 2015) for information about Region XI Head Start children, families, classrooms, and programs in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.

 

This research brief describes the gains children made across a year of Head Start for children returning for their second year of Head Start (second-year children) and children entering their first year (first-year children), using nationally representative data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014-2018 (FACES 2014).

This recorded session from ACF’s National Research Conference on Early Childhood 2020 (NRCEC 2020) featured a presentation on the We Grow Together Professional Development System (WGT) field test (beginning at time marker 22:45) alongside presentations from two other projects.