Mathematica is conducting this study to provide new information on preschool special education programs and inform policymakers and educators about promising practices to improve outcomes for preschool children with disabilities.
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.
Evaluation of Preschool Special Education Practices
Developing a Policy Research Agenda for Low-Income Families with Young Children
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 a child’s future health and well-being.
Senior Survey Researcher
Eileen Bandel is a senior survey researcher with experience designing and directing large-scale data collection efforts that focus on young children, their families, and the quality of programs serving them.Featured Projects
- Harlem Children's Zone Longitudinal Study
- Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES)
- Toddlers in Early Head Start: A Portrait of 2-Year-Olds, Their Families, and the Programs Serving Them (Executive Summary)
- Observed Quality and Psychometric Properties of the CLASS-T in the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey
- Early Childhood
- Child Development
live in a household in which the primary language spoken to them is not English.