Making a Difference in the Lives of Infants and Toddlers and Their Families: The Impacts of Early Head Start. Volume I: Final Technical Report

Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research
Jun 01, 2002
Authors
John M. Love, Ellen Eliason Kisker, Christine Ross, Peter Z. Schochet, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Diane Paulsell, Kimberly Boller, Jill Constantine, Cheri Vogel, Allison Sidle Fuligni, and Christy Brady-Smith
The final report to Congress presents complete findings from our seven-year national evaluation of Early Head Start. The findings show that the program promotes learning and the parenting that supports it within the first three years of life. Participating children perform significantly better in cognitive, language, and social-emotional development than their peers who do not participate. The program also has important impacts on many aspects of parenting and the home environment, and it supports parents’ progress toward economic self-sufficiency.