The Early Learning Network is working to improve the academic success of children, especially those from historically marginalized groups, by identifying research-proven policies and practices that narrow opportunity gaps and ensure early learning success is maintained as children transition from preschool to elementary school and beyond.
Network researchers are examining current policies and practices, identifying malleable factors associated with early learning and achievement, and developing tools to assess early learning instruction, interactions and environments.
The Early Learning Network is funded by the Institute for Education Sciences. Research and assessment teams are located at universities and research centers across the country and will conduct research over a five-year period.
The Network is comprised of: