Illinois Head Start Data Project

CPRD is the data partner for the Illinois Head Start Data Project directed and funded by the Illinois Head Start Association (IHSA). The goals of the data project are: 1) Data infrastructure development in order to establish a data warehouse that supports the storage, organization, and linking of Head Start longitudinal data; 2) Continuous quality improvement such that Head Start data are reported to assist programs with understanding and improving the quality and impacts of the program; and 3) Research and evaluation whereby Head Start data are analyzed to demonstrate, track, and document positive outcomes in order to guide policy decisions. In addition to IHSA, CPRD works with Head Start and Early Head Start Programs throughout the state.