Research Reports and Projects

Head Start has sponsored research through the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) to guide program improvement in Head Start and Early Head Start, as well as early childhood programming and development. Dozens of Head Start programs across the country have collaborated with researchers. Their significant contributions have helped in terms of program innovation and evaluation, and the use of systematic data collection, analysis, and interpretation in program operations.

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections promotes high-quality research in child care and early education and the use of research findings in policymaking. The website offers a free, comprehensive, and up-to-date collection of research and data resources for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and others. Resources include scholarly research, policy briefs, government reports, data, and instruments from a wide range of disciplines and sources. Interactive tools allow users to refine searches, download full text documents, build customized tables, and analyze research data online. Research Connections also compiles bibliographies, develops issue briefs, synthesizes research on key topics, and hosts data-training workshops.

Research Reports and Projects. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2015. English.

Last Reviewed: April 2015

Last Updated: April 29, 2015