The Stanford Center on Early Childhood brings new tools and pathways for impact to the places where early childhood development happens–early learning environments, healthcare, and community-based family support programs and services.
"The mission of the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education is to promote family-centered, research-based practices designed to improve educational opportunities for all young children."
"Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, launched in 2004, promotes high quality research in child care and early education to support policy making. Our vision is for children to receive quality care and have rich learning experiences while their families receive support so that they can work."
"We focus mainly on the early years from birth to 11 years old; however, we also recognize that in order to work in a holistic way, we must understand and consider the entire cycle of children’s learning and development. Child development is, after all, a continuum of experiences that spans from birth through adolescence up until the transition to adulthood, with the early years being the critical foundation and launching point that influences the rest of a child’s life."
"DREME (Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education) brings together a network of scholars throughout the country to advance the field of early mathematics research and improve young children’s opportunities to develop math skills. DREME focuses on math from birth through age eight years, with an emphasis on the preschool years. With new evidence on the importance of early math skills, the DREME network aims to deliver evidence-based research and innovative resources to set young children on the path to academic achievement and lifelong success."
"Early Childhood Today has made the transition from print magazine to a more expansive presence online in order to better service early childhood professionals. Through this website, we can offer free access to our incredible archive filled with over 22 years of rich early childhood information from among the top experts in the field."
"NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children."
"NIEER conducts academic research to inform policy supporting high-quality, early education for all young children promoting the physical, cognitive and social development needed for children to succeed in school and later life. NIEER provides independent, research-based analysis and technical assistance to policymakers, journalists, researchers, and educators."
The Transforming Learning Accelerator is about making education more scientific, more learner-centered, and more collaborative. It enables a new theory of change – one that emphasizes combining Stanford’s unique strengths in science and the design of usable solutions with a clear focus on helping specific groups of learners and the institutions that serve them. Our strategy fosters a future where all learners thrive – no matter their cultural backgrounds, neighborhood, or abilities.