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American Institutes for Research

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a not-for-profit corporation with more than 65 years of experience in education-related research and development projects. AIR is one of the world’s largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhance everyday life. For AIR, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking; it is the goal that drives our work. AIR’s Early Childhood and Child Development researchers work with early childhood service providers and policymakers nationwide to find solutions to practical challenges in early childhood education and care.

University of Notre Dame

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are committed to advancing human understanding through research, scholarship, and creative endeavor in order to be a repository for knowledge and a powerful means for doing good in the world. Notre Dame Research supports and encourages innovation in more than 40 core facilities and resources, as well as in a number of key areas of research, including education, cancer, environmental change, global health, and many more, with faculty finding their homes in one of Notre Dame’s seven colleges or schools. Specifically, as part of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, researchers at Notre Dame strive to improve the education of all youth, particularly the disadvantaged. Its teaching, scholarship, and service reflect Notre Dame’s commitment to advance PreK–12 schooling.

About our funder

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the nation’s leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation and statistics. IES is comprised of four research centers, including the National Center for Education Research (NCER). NCER funds and coordinates high-quality, cutting-edge research that addresses the biggest challenges facing education in the 21st century.