Child, Youth, and Family Studies, Department of


Date of this Version

May 2004


Poster presented at UNL Student Research Conference sponsored by UCARE Project.


The Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) Head Start program is administered federally out of the US Department of Health and Human Services. In 2002, a total of 380 LPS children aged 3-4 received Head Start services in center-based, home-based, and combination program options. Looking backwards in time, some of the long-term outcomes of its system of Head Start classrooms have been calculated, beginning in 1986. The purpose was to examine later correlates of improved school success, including higher attendance rates, lower mobility rates, improved academic achievement, and lower high school dropout rates.