Study: Quality of Head Start Centers Can Vary By Classroom

Head Start, the nation’s largest publicly funded preschool program, holds licensed centers and agencies accountable through a set of defined quality standards.

A new study led by Northwestern University’s Terri Sabol, however, finds that the overall quality rating of a Head Start center can vary substantially, depending on which classrooms are evaluated.

Sabol joins CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss her team’s findings and their implications for educators, policymakers, and future research.

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