SYNTHESIS AND PROFILE OF EARLY EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH INITIATIVES (SPEED)
This project synthesized findings from selected contemporary large-scale, federally funded initiatives on young children’s health, development, and education, as well as selected privately funded initiatives in order to expand knowledge and transform current thinking on early childhood education and development. Initiatives included major longitudinal studies of children and their families and major demonstration programs assessing effectiveness of services for young children. SPEED not only informed researchers of key methodological issues, but also provided tailored summary reports to policy makers, service providers, community school districts, community health districts, and parents to assist in their decision-making.
Funding Sources: National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education, U.S. Department of Education; NICHD Family and Child Well-Being Research Network; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.