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A Growing Institute

We are a growing research institute focused on young children (birth to age 8) in early childhood programs.  Since our inception, we have conducted a variety of program evaluation projects, worked with many state and national partners, and impacted policy and programming decisions.   


To understand and advance access and opportunity in early childhood


To advance and support access and opportunity in early childhood by generating and disseminating high-quality, meaningful research

Our Core Values

Drive - We go above and beyond the call of duty and hold ourselves and each other accountable to the quality of our work.

Justice - We commit to doing what is right and call out disparity in our work and our workplace.

Adaptability - We embrace the evolving needs of our diverse organization, partners, and team members.

Respect - We welcome individuality and treat all with fairness, dignity, and compassion.

Curiosity - We pursue and apply knowledge as professionals, researchers, and lifelong learners.

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