Publications and Research

A new policy brief offers recommendations for early childhood mathematics education (ECME).

This policy brief from NIEER examines the role of preschool education in regard to problem behaviors in young children.

Findings from a study appearing in Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), show that the play-based Tools of the Mind curriculum can improve cognitive control (executive function) in preschool-age children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The way we teach science fails to recognize that "Children are capable of abstract reasoning and theory building from very early ages" writes Rutgers University science education professor Richard A. Duschl in a compelling article in the November/December 2007 issue of Principal, a magazine published by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

NIEER Director Steve Barnett presents the impacts of a quality early education at New Hampshire's 2007 Legislative Forum, October 11, 2007.