What Makes a Difference. Early Head Start Evaluation Findings in a Developmental Context. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development (MONO)

  • ID: 2505236
  • Book
  • 316 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A randomized trial evaluated the efficacy of 17 Early Head Start (EHS) programs. 3,001 low–income families with a pregnant women or an infant under 12 months were assigned to a treatment or control group. Data were collected when children were 1, 2, 3, and 5 years old. Analyses examined (1) impacts at ages 2 and 3 (while services were being offered) and at age 5, and (2) contributions of early education experiences across children′s first 5 years of life.

Child outcomes included cognition, language, attention, behavior problems, and health; maternal outcomes included parenting, mental health, and employment

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I. BACKGROUND LITERATURE REVIEW PERTAINING TO THE EARLY

HEAD START STUDYHelen H. Raikes, Jeanne Brooks–Gunn, and John M. Love

II. DESIGN AND METHODS IN THE EARLY HEAD START STUDYRichard A. Faldowski, Rachel Chazan–Cohen, John M. Love, and Cheri Vogel

III. IMPACTS OF EARLY HEAD START PARTICIPATION ON CHILD AND PARENT

OUTCOMES AT AGES 2, 3, AND 5Cheri Vogel, Jeanne Brooks–Gunn, Anne Martin, and Mary M. Klute

IV. FAMILY SUBGROUPS AND IMPACTS AT AGES 2, 3, AND 5: VARIABILITY BY RACE/ETHNICITY AND DEMOGRAPHIC RISKHelen H. Raikes, Cheri Vogel, and John M. Love

V. PROGRAM SUBGROUPS: PATTERNS OF IMPACTS FOR HOME–BASED, CENTER–BASED, AND MIXED–APPROACH PROGRAMSRachel Chazan–Cohen, Helen H. Raikes, and Cheri Vogel

VI. LINKS BETWEEN EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION EXPERIENCES BIRTH TO AGE 5 AND PREKINDERGARTEN OUTCOMESRachel Chazan–Cohen and Ellen E. Kisker

VII. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONSJeanne Brooks–Gunn, John M. Love, Helen H. Raikes, and Rachel Chazan–Cohen

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John Love
Rachel Chazan–Cohen
Helen Raikes
Jeanne Brooks–Gunn
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