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Head Start Impact By Michael Puma

Head Start Impact by Michael Puma

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Since its beginning in 1965 as a part of the War on Poverty, Head Start's goal has been to boost the school readiness of low-income children. This work quantifies the impact of Head Start separately for 3 and 4-year-old children across child cognitive, social-emotional, and health domains as well as on parenting practices.

Head Start Impact Summary

Head Start Impact by Michael Puma

Since its beginning in 1965 as a part of the War on Poverty, Head Start's goal has been to boost the school readiness of low-income children. Based on a 'whole child' model, the program provides comprehensive services that include pre-school education; medical, dental, and mental health care; nutrition services; and efforts to help parents foster their child's development. Head Start services are designed to be responsive to each child's and family's ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage. The Congressionally-mandated Head Start Impact Study was conducted across 84 nationally representative grantee/delegate agencies. Approximately 5,000 newly entering 3- and 4-year-old children applying for Head Start were randomly assigned to either a Head Start group that had access to Head Start program services or to a non- Head Start group that could enrol in available community non-Head Start services, selected by their parents. Data collection began in fall 2002 and is scheduled to continue through 2006, following children through the spring of their 1st-grade year. The study quantifies the impact of Head Start separately for 3- and 4-year-old children across child cognitive, social-emotional, and health domains as well as ii on parenting practices. This book is essential reading for those in the education field.

Table of Contents

Preface; Background; Study Background; Description of the Study Sample; Childrens Experiences; Overview of Methods for Analysing Impacts on Children and Families; Impact of Head Start on Childrens Cognitive Development; Impact of Head Start on Childrens Social-Emotional Development; Impact of Head Start on Childrens Health Status and Access to Health Services; Impact of Head Start on Parenting Practices; Appendix; Acknowledgements; Index.

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NGR9781594548918
9781594548918
1594548919
Head Start Impact by Michael Puma
New
Paperback
Nova Science Publishers Inc
2006-09-04
278
N/A
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