Document Number: 9632Head Start Children Go to Kindergarten - This Head Start study followed the entire cohort of children who entered the program in fall 2006 through the end of kindergarten and found they continued to make progress in their cognitive and social-emotional development, even scoring above the norm in early reading and writing assessments. Also, whereas 11 percent of children were designated as needing special education services at the beginning of Head Start, just 6 percent were in this category by the end of kindergarten. Researchers also found that the more advanced the children were in their cognitive and social-emotional development at the end of Head Start, the better they did at the end of kindergarten. (Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation/Administration for Children and Families, 2010)...
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