Program Quality and the Workforce

Research studies demonstrate that high-quality early childhood education programs positively impact a child’s academic success for years to come. Yet many early education programs nationwide struggle with implementing high-quality programming. A sole focus on teachers and instruction in early childhood education is insufficient for quality improvement. Our research advances the implementation and improvement of high-quality programs by providing the field with evidence-based strategies and initiatives.

Research Projects and Evaluations

Early Education Essentials

The Early Education Essentials measurement system offers educators three powerful resources to understand the strength and quality of their organization: teacher/staff and parent surveys, user-friendly reports and data, and a data-use and improvement toolkit.

Lead Learn Excel

Our research on adult learning among early education practitioners resulted in an approach that combines training, coaching, and peer learning to drive program improvement.