Making a Difference in the Lives of Infants and Toddlers and Their Families: The Impacts of Early Head Start.


Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

The Early Head Start research programs stimulated better outcomes along a
range of dimensions (with children, parents, and home environments) by the
time children’s eligibility ended at age 3. The overall pattern of favorable impacts is promising, particularly since some of the outcomes that the programs improved are important predictors of later school achievement and family functioning.