Head Start Professional Development: Developing the Evidence for Best Practices in Coaching

Funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, the purpose of this project is to develop design options for a research study of coaching that will provide for the best, efficient, and most feasible practices within the context of the Office of Head Start’s professional development system. The project will establish a strong theoretical framework for coaching in Head Start, determine the best methodologies for evaluating coaching in Head Start, and combine theory and practice to produce concrete design options. MEF is a member of a project team being led by AIR that also includes MDRC and Child Trends.

Head Start, Early Head Start, and Early Childhood Education
Mike Fishman