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By Alyssa Morones — September 24, 2013 1 min read
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Head Start programs helped improve the kindergarten readiness of homeless or highly mobile young children, says a report from the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness.

The analysis uses federal data from a nationally representative sample of 1,772 families with 3-year-olds entering Head Start in 2006.

It says the homeless children began behind their peers from more stable homes on socio-emotional, cognitive, and health indicators, and improved significantly over the next few years. But they failed to catch up with their counterparts from stable homes by kindergarten.

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A version of this article appeared in the September 25, 2013 edition of Education Week as Early Childhood

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