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.
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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.
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.
Associate Director and Senior Researcher
Emily Moiduddin studies programs aimed at promoting positive development for young children and professional development for early educators.Featured Projects
- Improving Practice: The Study of Coaching Practices in Early Care and Education (SCOPE)
- Universal Preschool Child Outcomes Study (UPCOS)
- Using Multiple Child Assessments to Inform Practice in Early Childhood Programs: Lessons from Milpitas Unified School District
- Milpitas Early Learning Transitions Model: Using Assessment Data to Inform Teacher Practice
- Early Childhood
- Child Development
- Professional Development
- Early Childhood Systems
- Quality Measurement