Research at the Center for Early Childhood Education
The Center conducts research on a range of issues related to young children. Faculty partner with teachers in the children’s program and utilize Center technology to observe and record children, teachers, and child-teacher interactions. Video clips captured during research are edited, catalogued, and stored for coding or for future use.
The Center engages in research dissemination activities such as publishing articles, sending out newsletters, presenting papers at national and international research conferences and academic meetings, posting information on websites, and hosting periodic talks.
Recent Research News
New video highlighting the findings of a study linking preschool play and mathematical thinking
The Center engages in multiple research projects each year. Current studies are focused on the relationship between play and children’s math abilities, the effect of toys on children’s learning, and the impact of teachers’ professional development on children’s early literacy skills. Read about current and past research projects.
The Center periodically publishes research briefs and white papers, and Center faculty author journal articles and books. Recent publications include: