APA Holds Briefing on Early Head Start Research Findings

Psychologists have played a key role in the Head Start program since its inception.

Psychologists have played a key role in the Head Start program since its inception. On June 28th, APA co-sponsored a congressional briefing on the Early Head Start Impact Study featuring Windy Hill, Associate Commissioner of the Head Start Bureau. The briefing highlighted current research on Early Head Start, which serves low-income children under three. The findings revealed a consistent pattern of small but significant positive effects on variables ranging from positive parental discipline strategies to children’s receptive vocabulary, together attesting to the program’s value. The other speakers were Drs. Rachel Chazan Cohen, Helen Raikes, John M. Love, Ellen Kisker, and Tammy Mann, with APA’s Daniel Dodgen, PhD, serving as moderator. The event was co-sponsored by the House Education and the Workforce Committee.