Beginning Head Start: Children, Families and Programs in Fall 2006

Published: December 15, 2008
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This brief profiles the Head Start children and families who were newly enrolled in the program in fall 2006, their home environments, and the Head Start classroom environments they entered. The first section of the report offers background on the study methodology and sample, followed by information on the children’s characteristics, family demographics and home life, and child cognitive, social-emotional, and health status at program entry. The final section details teacher and classroom characteristics.