Research Briefs

The Head Start Center for Inclusion provides research briefs that summarize the findings of research completed within the field of early childhood special education. These briefs will be used to make the research accessible to educators and highlight the implications for best practices for inclusion of children with special needs in early childhood education.


Family Literacy Research Brief
This research brief supports parent and caregiver involvement in early literacy practices with young children from diverse backgrounds and abilities.
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Group Friendship Research Brief
This research brief focuses on the practice of group friendship activities to support membership within the classroom. A summary of the evidence to support the effectiveness of group friendship activities as well as the implications for practice are provided.
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