The Early Learning Network is examining why many children – especially those from low-income households or other disadvantaged backgrounds – experience academic and social difficulties as they transition from preschool to elementary school.
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: