Network Teams – Early Learning Network
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Network Teams

Research Teams

Five research teams are conducting in-depth, exploratory research in areas that provide preschool opportunities for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

 

Team Information

 

MDRC
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ohio State University
University of Virginia

Assessment Team

One assessment team is developing a classroom observation tool to be used by practitioners to assess preschool and early elementary classroom elements that are predictive of later learning and school achievement.

 

Team Information

 

University of California, Irvine

Network Lead Team

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools was selected to serve as the Early Learning Network Lead.

 

The Lead provides guidance, coordination and administration for Network activities, with the goal of facilitating supplemental research opportunities and disseminating findings to researchers, practitioners and policymakers.

 

The Network Lead also offers professional development tools for early career researchers, as well as guidance and technical assistance to early childhood practitioners and Preschool Development Grantees.

Principal Investigator

 

Susan Sheridan, Ph.D.

Susan Sheridan, Ph.D.

Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Biography

ssheridan2@unl.edu

Co-Principal Investigator

 

Lisa Knoche, Ph.D.

Lisa Knoche, Ph.D.

Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Biography

lknoche2@unl.edu

Project Coordinator

 

Sommer Fousek

Sommer Fousek

Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Biography

sfousek2@unl.edu