Research Reports: Early Head Start

Research is key to Early Head Start program innovation, evaluation, and improvement. It is also important in the development of evidence-based early childhood practices. Explore recent research reports and featured projects developed by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE).

News You Can Use: Transitions

Read his issue of the e-newsletter that offers ideas for supporting the many kinds of transitions children and adults experience in Early Head Start.

News You Can Use: Play

This is useful information for home visitors, program staff, caregivers, and others serving infants and toddlers through Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start.

School Readiness Action Steps for Infants and Toddlers

All Head Start agencies must establish program goals for improving the school readiness of participating children and follow steps to achieve those goals. These action steps will help Head Start agencies providing birth-to-three services meet the needs of infants and toddlers. The four school readiness action steps involve establishing goals, implementing a plan for achieving the goals, assessing progress, and analyzing data in order to make plans for program improvement. Note: This resource is under review.

Let's Talk About Routines

Children are busy learning how their needs will be met by the adults who care for them. This podcast looks at the value of predictable routines to help young children build a sense of trust and security. Home visitors and child care providers will hear tips for creating meaningful routines.