Making the Case: Improving Head Start Teacher Qualifications Requires Increased Investment

Publication Date: July 2005

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Katherine Hart; Rachel Schumacher

Research Area: Education; Social conditions

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This policy paper, part of the Head Start Series, describes changes in Head Start teacher qualifications in light of recent policy history and assesses whether states and higher education systems are prepared for a major policy change requiring more teachers to have a B.A. It presents both relevant research and federal data from Head Start Program Information Reports (PIR) from 2002-2003.