Early childhood education research is constantly changing. This research is extremely important because it provides a framework for the implementation of best and developmentally appropriate practice. Additionally good research helps early childhood advocates better present their positions while informing policymakers (who make significant decisions on behalf of young children and their families).
Below are research publications and links that are significant to the work we do with children and families on a daily basis.
Young Children Develop in an Environment of Relationships
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2004
Child Care and Early Education Coordination in the States: A Statutory Overview
Scott Groginsky, Program Manager, National Conference of State Legislatures, April 2002
Montessori Provides Better Outcomes
Montessori Science Journal, Sept. 29, 2006
The Economic Benefits of High-Quality Early Childhood Programs: What Makes the Difference?
Ellen Galinski, Families and Work Institute, 2006