Recent federal legislation has focused on the importance of building a strong base of scientific evidence to inform educational policy and practice. As such, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) was established within the U.S. Department of Education in 2002 to provide rigorous evidence on which to ground education practice and policy. IES encompasses the following national centers:
Where do you find early childhood evidence-based practices?
The resources below provide information on evidence-based practices in areas specific to early childhood care and education, professional development, early intervention and early childhood special education (EI/ECSE).
See also, the Multiple Early Childhood Topics section
of this page for more reviews of programs and practices that have been shown to be effective at improving different
aspects of early school readiness.