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Early Childhood Education Research Alliance

The broad vision of the Early Childhood Education Research Alliance is to bring together the region’s early childhood stakeholders in the united pursuit of improving early childhood programming and children’s outcomes through research- and evidence-based practices. The alliance will co-create a research agenda that focuses on standards, practices, and assessment in early childhood education. View our recent publications:

News

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Social and Behavioral Readiness for Kindergarten: Research and State-Level Perspectives

Join the Early Childhood Education Research Alliance (ECEA) in a discussion of the development of social-emotional skills and their importance to children’s future success.

Blog

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Review of Key 2015 Accomplishments for the Early Childhood Education Research Alliance

Over the past four years, the Early Childhood Education Research Alliance (ECEA) has grown from launching its core planning group (CPG) and agreeing on a research agenda . . .

Multimedia

Early childhood data use infographic
How is data collected and used in early childhood settings? This infographic demonstrates three findings from a REL Northeast & Islands study of seven preschools in a mid-sized New England city.
Infographic: ECEA research questions address standards, assessment, and practice.
ECEA member Judi Stevenson-Garcia and Governing Board Member George Colemn
ECEA member Judi Stevenson-Garcia speaks with Governing Board member George Coleman at a REL-NEI Governing Board meeting on Oct. 22, 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island.
ECEA support team members Clare Irwin and Jacqueline Bourassa
ECEA support team members Clare Irwin (left) and Jacqueline Bourassa at a REL-NEI Governing Board meeting on Oct. 21, 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island.
ECEA Kickoff Meeting
ECEA kicked off its research agenda planning on May 30, 2012, with representatives from NHDOE, MA DESE, CSDE, VTDOE, and REL-NEI.

REL Support Team

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Jacqueline Bourassa, EdD

Alliance Facilitator

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Clare Irwin, PhD

Alliance Researcher

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