We’re examining the nature and impact of child care subsidy use by low-income families eligible for subsidies who have children with special needs.
We developed training materials on authentic assessment practices for the early care and education community.
Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) care is the most common form of child care. It’s used by families across socioeconomic and cultural groups. We completed two evaluation studies of FFN programs across Minnesota and developed training for FFN providers.
We’re examining how a preschool theatre arts program impacts a child’s storytelling, play, and social skills.
We’re working to determine whether two new tools that we developed with the Children’s Theatre Company are psychometrically sound.
We worked with the Minnesota Department of Human Services to produce a credential for relationship-based professional development specialists who serve young children.
We conducted an evaluation of Text2Learn, a project developed by the Minnesota Children’s Museum to use text messaging as a strategy to promote parents’ playful learning and early literacy activities with their preschool-age children.
We’re working with Minneapolis Public Schools to gather data to help improve attendance in the district’s High 5 preschool program.
We conducted policy-relevant research on early care and education as part of a three-year, state-child care research partnership between Maryland and Minnesota, Child Trends, and the University of Minnesota.
We work with the Minneapolis-based Children’s Theatre Company to evaluate the impact of an outreach program that aims to build children’s storytelling and theater arts skills.