At the New York City Early Childhood Research Network, we bridge research, policy, and practice by providing actionable insights to improve early care and education quality. This type of collaboration facilitates research for impact and action; research to inform policy and practice (Penuel & Hill, 2019).  

We are pleased to announce the Research Network’s video catalog. These quick videos showcase key takeaways from the studies that have been completed and point to important implications for our field. 

“Building a Gender-Balanced Workforce: Supporting Male Teachers”–  Reflections on research by Borough of Manhattan Community College.  This video includes a thought-provoking discussion on the various factors that influence men’s engagement in the early childhood field. 

Enhancing the Quality of NYC’s Universal Prekindergarten Program Across Different Settings” -Insights from research by the National Center for Children and Families.  The video features important differences across settings and suggests opportunities for ensuring a high quality, unified Universal Pre-K system across New York City.  

“Understanding Instructional Leadership in New York City’s PreK for All’s Program”-Thoughts on research by Bank Street Center on Culture, Race & Equity and the National Center for Children in Poverty.  Highlights challenges faced by leaders and opportunities for strengthening early childhood leadership. 

Visit the website to join the mailing list and learn more about the exciting collaborations of Early Childhood Research Network members.

Erica Yardy is a Research Associate with the New York City Early Childhood Research Network, a project of the New York Early Childhood Professional Institute, and is a preschool teacher in White Plains, New York.