Early Childhood Research Collaborative

The Early Childhood Research Collaborative, sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Center for Early Education & Development and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, fosters multidisciplinary research on early childhood development from birth to age 8. The coverage of topics is wide and includes evaluation and policy analysis of early learning programs, family, school, economic, and community influences as well as biological and psychological foundations of child health and well-being. Established in 2006, the Collaborative explores links between early education and economic development, public health, K-12 education and other connections. The Collaborative promotes new research, convenes researchers from many different fields, provides web resources, and disseminates research through a Discussion Paper Series.