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.

Explore the latest OPRE reports for Head Start and Early Head Start.

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Head Start's National Research Conference on Early Childhood supports collaboration between researchers, policymakers, and program and administrative staff. Its goal is to strengthen education for young children. The conference offers the latest best practices and contributes to meaningful research in the early care and education field.

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: September 2015

Last Updated: December 22, 2015