Dana Ludvik, Author at Early Learning Network
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Author: Dana Ludvik

Strong connections between home and school, especially trust and partnership between parents and teachers, play a significant role in reducing kindergarten gaps for students from minoritized communities. Early intervention and culturally responsive practices are key to ensuring all children receive equitable learning opportunities.   Research shows that...

Traditional classroom quality measures may overlook individual children’s diverse learning experiences, even within the same classroom. New tools are needed to improve outcomes for all children.   A recent Early Learning Network study, led by researchers at the University of Michigan, MDRC and the Harvard Graduate School...

Early Learning Network research strengthens the field’s understanding of how positive relationships support high-quality educational experiences for young children.   Early Learning Network (ELN) teams recently released a set of briefs focused on four impact areas — factors open to change or improvement — that have potential...

Early Learning Network research emphasizes the importance of providing culturally responsive, intentional and supportive interactions in classrooms that focus on students’ social-emotional, cognitive and language development.   Early Learning Network (ELN) teams recently released a set of briefs focused on four impact areas — factors open to...

Early Learning Network research supports prioritizing instruction in both foundational skills and complex skills to promote lasting pre-K gains.   Early Learning Network (ELN) teams recently released a set of briefs focused on four impact areas — factors open to change or improvement — that have potential...

What does the Early Learning Network’s research tell us about how to support children’s early learning success?   A new series of briefs outline the network’s collective findings and contributions to the field of early childhood education. Discover impact areas, key takeaways and action steps for practice,...

The transition from prekindergarten to kindergarten is tough for many children — there are new faces, different routines, and, often, higher expectations for academic achievement. Yet there is little empirical evidence of how differences between pre-K and kindergarten classroom environments affect children, particularly as they...