Learning Community Foundational Research

Research tells us how to help children succeed in school. Our work is guided by a respected body of evidence that guides us to our end-goal – locally proven programs and practices that help children and families succeed in education.


Chicago Longitudinal Study

This study investigates the educational and social development of 1,539 low income children who grew up in high-poverty neighborhoods in Chicago. MORE


Perry Preschool Study Through Age 40

This scientific experiment identified both the short- and long-term effects of a high quality preschool education programs for young children living in poverty. MORE


Burchinal: Examining the Achievement Gap Among Low-Income Children

Findings suggest that reducing the Black–White achievement gap may require early intervention to reduce race gaps in home and school experiences during the infant and toddler years as well as during the preschool and school years. MORE


Adverse Childhood Experiences

This study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. The study is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente's Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego. MORE


Educare Center of Omaha: Evaluation Report

Educare is different than other early child care programs in that it gives students in poverty the best chance for success in school and in life by advocating for and providing the highest quality care and education from birth to age five. MORE


Early Childhood Research

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4/6/2017 Child & Family at the Center. Policy guidelines for implementing two-generation programs from Aspen Ascend. MORE


2/9/2017 Two Generational Outcomes: Making Tomorrow Better Together. This is a Working Group Report from Ascend at the Aspen Institute. It sets a foundation for practitioners and policy makers and … MORE


10/30/2015 24-Month-Old Children With Larger Oral Vocabularies Display GreaterAcademic and Behavioral Functioning at Kindergarten Entry. Data were analyzed from a population-based, longitudinal sample of 8,650 U.S. children to (a) identify factors associated with o… MORE


1/20/2015 School Performance in Context: The Iceberg Effect. People often say, “Numbers don’t lie,” when they paint a negative picture of the U.S. education system in international comparis… MORE


7/1/2014 How Much Could We Improve Children’s Life Chances by Intervening Early and Often?. Children born into low-income families face barriers to success in each stage of life from birth to age 40. Using data on a repr… MORE


5/30/2014 The Jamaican Study: Early childhood education can compensate for developmental delays, boost earnings and reduce inequality. High-quality early childhood development programs in the United States, such as home visiting, Abecedarian and Perry Preschool, … MORE


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