Positive learning experiences in the early years are critical to children’s educational and workforce success in later life. Increasingly, federal and state policy initiatives encourage the K-12 education system to coordinate with a wide array of early care providers, and to take responsibility for ensuring that high-quality preschool is available to all.
IMPAQ’s research in early learning focuses on the complex systems that provide home-based, school-based, and community-based early care and education. The evidence we collect has been used at the local, state, and national levels to assess quality and identify interventions that improve outcomes for children ages 0-8.
For example, IMPAQ researchers have contributed to the National Survey of Early Care and Education, examined technical assistance efforts to strengthen state early childhood education policy, and led studies of interventions designed to improve program quality and child development outcomes.
Read more about these and related projects below.
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