The Child Maltreatment Incidence Data Linkages project examines the feasibility of using linked administrative data to understand child maltreatment incidence and related risk and protective factors.
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Mathematica evaluates early childhood policies and programs, providing the evidence to support provision of high quality services for children from birth to age five. From systematic reviews of the effectiveness of home visiting programs to behavioral interventions that encourage parents to read with their children every day, we partner with federal, state, and local decision makers to help shape the key questions and extract actionable evidence to help early childhood leaders make progress.
Over more than 50 years, Mathematica has partnered with a wide range of funders providing early care and education to families and communities. Our expertise ranges from improving the credentials of infant–toddler caregivers through one-on-one mentoring to designing adaptive developmental assessments for preschoolers. We help those funding and implementing early care programs to augment and reimagine the ways they gather and use data to make the most of available funding streams. We draw from a toolbox ranging from rapid-learning approaches to complex random assignment evaluations. Regardless of approach, we bring rigor and objectivity to deciding what to do next.
Child Maltreatment Incidence Data Linkages (CMI Data Linkages)
Evaluation of Preschool Special Education Practices
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.
Director of Early Childhood Research
Louisa Tarullo has more than 25 years of experience in early childhood research. An expert in programs and policies to support optimal development and learning in children from birth through the early school years, she serves as Mathematica’s director for early care and education policy research.Featured Projects
- Child Care and Early Education Quality Features, Thresholds, and Dosage and Child Outcomes
- Measurement Development: Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers
- Measuring the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT) (Appendices)
- Measuring the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT)
- Early Childhood
- Child Development
- Quality Measurement
- Professional Development
- Early Childhood Systems