A Year in Head Start: Children, Families and Programs

Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Oct 30, 2010
Authors
Nikki Aikens, Louisa Tarullo, Lara Hulsey, Christine Ross, Jerry West, and Yange Xue
Using data from FACES 2006, this report profiles the 3- and 4-year-old Head Start children and families newly enrolled in fall 2006 and still attending in spring 2007. Although they enter Head Start below national norms on most measures of language, literacy, and math skills, these children make significant progress toward norms during the year in the areas of receptive vocabulary in English, letter-word knowledge, and early math. By spring, they score at national norms in letter-word knowledge.