Area of Work

Early Childhood Development & Learning

Because healthy development in the early years pays dividends throughout life, WestEd strives to ensure that families and early educators have the capacity to provide young children a safe, healthy, emotionally secure, and intellectually rich start.

We engage in research to guide our development of resources and tools, and provide professional development and technical assistance services for early childhood programs and systems, including early intervention, early childhood mental health, and education quality initiatives.

Services to Help You

California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation Network: Supporting Early Learning Programs Serving Children with Disabilities, Challenging Behaviors, and Other Special Needs

Increase capacity of early care and education programs to serve children with disabilities, challenging behaviors, and other special needs.

Professional Development

Early Childhood Home Visiting Best Practices: Institutes and Customized Professional Learning

Learn best practices and the latest advances in child development for providing effective home visiting services to families and young children.

Professional Development

Early Math Initiative: Pre-K Mathematics Workshops for Supporting Children at Home & in the Classroom

Want to close the achievement gap in your early education program? Participate in WestEd's Early Math Initiative by attending a Pre-K Mathematics Workshop, where we use a hands-on approach and provide instruction to both pre-kindergarten and transitional ...

Professional DevelopmentTechnical Assistance

Next Generation Assessment: Early Childhood

Explore valid, reliable, and appropriate ways to support early learning and continuous improvement in early childhood programs.

Technical Assistance