Early childhood

Improving Access to Early Care and Education: An Equity-Focused Policy Research Agenda

Policy Brief
Oct 9, 2018
Mathematica
This brief highlights evidence about early care and education (ECE) access and presents a policy-focused research agenda designed to fill knowledge gaps in three areas: (1) documenting disparities in access to and participation in ECE, (2) identifying and assessing innovations to reduce disparities,

Developing an Equity-Focused Policy Research Agenda for Low-Income Families with Young Children

Policy Brief
Oct 9, 2018
Mathematica
Research shows that the earliest years of life are a critical period of human development. Young children’s earliest relationships and experiences have a strong influence on brain development and future health and well-being.

FACES 2014 Data Shed Light on Developmental Progress of Head Start Children and Head Start Leadership Characteristics

Research
Oct 3, 2018
Mathematica
Two new research briefs use recent data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014) to explore characteristics of children enrolled in Head Start and the leaders and teachers who guide the programs.

The Opportunity Atlas

Interactive
Census Bureau, Harvard University, and Brown University
Which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty? The Opportunity Atlas answers this question using anonymous data following 20 million Americans from childhood to their mid-30s.