Early Childhood

Child Trends researchers study young children from birth through early elementary school with a focus on understanding how early childhood experiences across different settings set the stage for children’s development and well-being. Our team works with the federal government, state agencies, communities, and foundations on research, evaluation, and policy projects that address important issues for policymakers, practitioners, and families. We develop resources and reports that address complex topics in easy-to-understand terms. We are strong thought partners in addressing a range of early childhood issues and help policymakers and practitioners translate research into actions that can improve the lives of young children.

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Early Childhood Projects

Kindergarten Readiness National Outcome Measure

The skills children gain before kindergarten can greatly affect their ability to succeed in school. Consequently, communities have a vested interest in providing resources to support young children, setting them on a pat... More
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