We are thrilled that the New York City Early Childhood Research Network was recently accepted to become a member of the National Network of Education Research Practice Partnerships (NNERPP).   NNERPP supports a professional learning community of researchers and policymakers located throughout the country who have formed education Research Practice Partnerships, which are “long-term mutually beneficial formalized collaborations between education researchers and policymakers.” Through NNERPP, the Research Network has access to useful resources that will help us strengthen our collaboration. We will also be able to share our experience and lessons learned on developing partnerships to address early childhood education.

The opportunity to learn from others who are dedicated to building sustained partnerships between researchers and policymakers comes at an especially critical juncture for the Research Network. In 2019, we are embarking on new horizons to deepen our partnerships. New research studies focused on the workforce supporting infants and toddlers are underway and new scholars are joining our group, including three early career scholars. We are launching a new website that will share the resources from the Network as well as other NYC-based early childhood research. And finally, we will be disseminating findings on key themes from across our studies through a series of “Research Spotlights” that will include insights from educators, leaders, policymakers, and other early childhood champions. To join our mailing list to get the most recent updates on the Research Network please email info@earlychildhoodresearchny.org. And stay tuned as we announce other new work.

To read the announcement from NNERPP, click here.