FACES Findings: New Research on Head Start Outcomes and Program Quality
The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) collects data on a nationally representative sample of Head Start programs to examine the quality and effects of Head Start on classrooms, teachers, parents, and children. Head Start staff and parents will learn from the "Fathers Make a Difference" graphic that when fathers are more involved, their child demonstrates more positive behavior.
Less than half of Head Start children lived with both their mother and father. Whether or not fathers lived with their Head Start child, greater father involvement was related to more frequent positive social behavior and less frequent problem behavior at the end of the Head Start year.
Fathers Make a Difference. FACES Findings: New Research on Head Start Outcomes and Program Quality. DHHS/ACF/OPRE. 2006. English.
Last Reviewed: June 2009
Last Updated: November 13, 2014