Overview

Learning begins in families.

Parents and other family members introduce young children to learning in many environments.

Global Family Research Project

● Informs the development of early-childhood education policies, practices, and grantmaking through research and evaluation, with a special focus on underserved children and families.

● Develops tools for professional learning, with an emphasis on applying research-informed practices in real-world settings.

● Connects early-childhood champions so they can benefit from each other’s knowledge and experience.

Featured Resources

Celebrating and Scaling the Love of Music
May 13
Blog

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Capacity Building

Celebrating and Scaling the Love of Music

Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project is transforming and scaling its model based on research and family voice. 

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How Coaching Boosts Family Engagement
Apr 11
Policy Brief

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Capacity Building

How Coaching Boosts Family Engagement

This brief highlights lessons from an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership technical assistance project.

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5 Benefits of Human-Centered Design Thinking for Family Engagement
Feb 28
Research Publication

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Capacity Building

5 Benefits of Human-Centered Design Thinking for Family Engagement

GFRP, the Early Learning Lab and the National Center for Families Learning, explore five ways that human-centered design benefits family engagement practice. 

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Sustaining a Human-Centered Design Approach to Engaging Families
Feb 6
Blog

Early Childhood Education Family Engagement Capacity Building

Sustaining a Human-Centered Design Approach to Engaging Families

This guest blog post by Sheetal Singh is the second in a two-part series about the Early Learning Lab’s Parent Innovation Institute.

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