What is The High Quality Early Learning Project?

The High Quality Early Learning Project conducts and communicates research about teaching that supports effective learning for young children and their families. Focusing on documentation of those who work with diverse groups of children in early childhood settings, the Project produces videos and professional development resources for teachers, teacher educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders in order to strengthen education in the early years.

What is high quality early learning?

A recent explosion of research from neuroscience now confirms that the first years of life are critical for developing the architecture of the brain and children’s future capacities to learn. Neuroimaging now provides us with evidence that neural connections are made as a result of experiences with materials and relationships. Through activity, the brain actually grows.  This research, combined with evidence from the behavioral and social sciences, confirms what early childhood educators and developmentalists have long known:  (read more)

Made possible by the generous support of Foundation for Child Development.

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