Tracking of Participants in the Head Start Impact Study

April 17, 2008

Administration for Children and Families 

Deadline: June 7, 2008

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will collect follow-up information from children and families in the Head Start Impact Study. In anticipation of conducting an 8th grade follow-up for the study, ACF will collect information necessary to identify respondents' current location and follow-up with respondents in the future.  The Head Start Impact Study is a longitudinal study involving approximately 5,000 first time enrolled three- and four-year-old preschool children across 84 nationally representative grantee/delegate agencies. Participants have been randomly assigned to either a Head Start group or a control group. Data collection for the study began in fall of 2002 and has been extended through late spring 2008 to include the participants' 3rd grade year.

Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by contacting the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection.

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