Head Start

The Illinois Head Start data project is a partnership with the Illinois Head Start Association (IHSA). The goals of the project are threefold:

  • Data infrastructure development – Establish a data warehouse that supports the storage, organization, and linking of Head Start longitudinal data
  • Continuous quality improvement – Report Head Start data to assist programs with understanding and improving the quality and impacts
  • Research and evaluation – Analyze Head Start data to demonstrate, track, and document positive outcomes in order to guide policy decisions.

CPRD is housing the data warehouse and working with IHSA and Head Start programs to analyze the data and disseminate findings and reports.