About the Research Network

The NYC Early Childhood Research Network convenes New York's City policymakers, researchers, and funders to generate actionable research that benefits programs and policies serving children from birth through age 8.

Resources, initially made available from the Foundation for Child Development, have already funded eight research studies that investigate early childhood education programs funded by the Administration for Children's Services and the NYC Department of Education. Researchers are examining the implementation of early childhood education programs in low-, moderate-, and high-resourced communities with a focus on the early childhood workforce and professional development. Additional funds will be raised to provide other researchers with the opportunity to collaborate and propose new studies that can inform early childhood program and policy improvement. The Network is convened by the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute and provides a facilitator/coordinator who serves the Institute as its Director of Research and Evaluation.

For more information about the New York Early Childhood Research, please contact Kate Tarrant at Kate.Tarrant@cuny.edu