We share our findings and best practices with policymakers, practitioners and funders to improve the quality of early learning and care across the country.
Supporting Children & Families
Our research on child development helps advance instructional methods and advocacy efforts that improve high-quality early childhood experiences. Our team also studies and evaluates methods and tools that support family engagement both at school and at home.
Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce
We study and evaluate what it takes to best support early childhood professionals and improve organizational conditions for practitioners in the field.
We study and evaluate the policies that affect young children, their families and the professionals that support them in the city of Chicago and across the country.
Publications & Resources
Learn more about our research work and access relevant resources and publications.
What We Do
Our comprehensive approach applies our deep expertise in program, policy and research so that children, families and educators can thrive.
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Together, when we start early, we can close the opportunity gap and ensure every child has a chance to reach their full potential.
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