The Early Learning Lab is a new venture designed to catalyze the innovation and learning needed to support great teaching and caregiving for all young children. The lab uses new tools and approaches in partnership with others to design, test, and promote the large-scale adoption of effective and...
PACT study offers insight into strengthening fathers’ parenting and relationship skills.Read more
New brief tracks trends in quality and teacher characteristics.Read more
Request for proposals seeks providers of formal training and implementation support.Read more
New research brief highlights best practices in early child care.Read more
Mathematica evaluates programs designed to improve the well-being of young children and their families, particularly those at greatest risk in our society. The projects reviewed here illustrate the diversity of themes we address, the range of clients we serve, and the breadth of our early childhood and family research. Read more about our work in the early childhood area.
Using Rapid-Cycle Techniques to Spur and Test Innovation: The Early Learning Lab
Improving Outcomes for At-Risk Children and Expectant Mothers: Long-Term Follow-Up
Early childhood home visiting services can help prevent child maltreatment, improve maternal and child health outcomes, and support children’s school readiness.
Sarah Avellar's research interests include early childhood and family support.Featured Projects
- Promoting Safe and Stable Families: Regional Partnership Grants National Cross-Site Evaluation
- How Effective Is Home Visiting?
- On Equal Footing: The Importance of Baseline Equivalence in Measuring Program Effectiveness
- What Isn't There Matters: Attrition and Randomized Controlled Trials
- Early Childhood
- Family Support
- Child Development
- Child Welfare
- Strengthening Families and Responsible Fatherhood
live in a household in which the primary language spoken to them is not English.