Early Childhood Development & Learning

Inserting Child-Initiated Play into an American Urban School District

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WestEd's Julie Nicholson co-authors article published in American Journal of Play.Read More

Recognizing Postmodern Intersectional Identities in Leadership for Early Childhood

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WestEd's Julie Nicholson re-examines the leadership concepts in the field of early childhood education.Read More

How Trauma Can Create Barriers to Students Engagement, Need for Trauma-Sensitive Schools

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The need for trauma-sensitive schools is driven by barriers created by a student's past experiences. Read More

Gender Creative Children in a World of Diversity in Gender Identities

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WestEd's Julie Nicholson co-authors book review for Multicultural Perspectives journal.Read More

Research & Evaluation: Learn About Our Studies and More

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Our Research & Evaluation web section features studies, reports, news, and more. Explore today.Read More

Improving Children's Understanding of Equivalence

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Second graders who understand the meaning behind the equal sign are better prepared to learn new math concepts in later grades. Read More

Top Research & Evaluation Reports for July

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Analyzing Student-Level Disciplinary Data tops WestEd's research and evaluation reports. Read More

Research Study: PBS KIDS Transmedia and Digital Learning Games in the Preschool Classroom

Cover Learning Math with Curious George: PBS KIDS Transmedia and Digital Learning Games in the Preschool Classroom

Transmedia learning can support preschool mathematics achievement. Read the research findings and more.Read More

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Top 10 Research and Evaluations reports

Early childhood, STEM, and school climate are among the top research and evaluation reports. Read More

Relationship-Based Infant-Toddler Care Practices: Download New Resource

Learn the importance of relationship-based infant and toddler care.Read More