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

We encourage you to browse through important research and stay informed.  It’s easy to share with others – just use the share bar on the left side of your screen and check back often for updates. 


2/1/2013 The Science of Early Life Toxic Stress for Pediatric Practice and Advocacy. Young children who experience toxic stress are at high risk for a number of health outcomes in adulthood, including cardiovascul… MORE


1/1/2012 The Thirty Million Word Gap. In this groundbreaking study, Betty Hart and Todd Risley entered the homes of 42 families from various socio-economic background… MORE


3/1/2011 Paths of Effects From Preschool to Adult Well-Being. The current study investigated the contribution of 5 hypotheses to the estimated effects of preschool in the Child-Parent Center… MORE


1/31/2003 Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children. While children from different backgrounds typically develop language skills around the same age, the subsequent rate of vocabula… MORE

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