Building Community: Assessing Head Start Needs

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The needs of low-income Ontario County families and children are ever-changing, and it is our job to find out what those needs are so that Head Start and the surrounding social services can better serve county families. In addition, as Head Start is a Federally Funded program, another aim of our survey is to determine where these funds are being utilized or if they would be more usefully employed in other locations. It is the hope of the research team that the surveys will yield valid and reliable answers to the question of the kinds of issues that low-income families from Ontario County and children encounter. We also hope to provide our client with useful information that will enable Head Start to better serve the Ontario County public now and in the future.

Community Partner: Toby Kayser, Coordinator of Family Services, Geneva Head Start
Student Researchers: Kitwan Billy, Serena Holtsinger, Charlotte Lyoshir, and Emily Ross
Faculty Adviser: Professor Jack Harris, Sociology

Building Community: Assessing Head Start Needs - Final Project (PDF)

Building Community: Assessing Head Start Needs (PDF)

Ontario County Community Needs Assessment Survey (Word)

Head Start Family Household Needs Assessment Survey (Word)

































Research projects

Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Fall 2018-Spring 2019

Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Spring 2017 MAT Projects

Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Spring 2014

Spring 2013

Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Spring 2011

Spring 2010


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