The NAEYC Center for Applied Research is dedicated to strengthening the connections between early childhood research, practice, and policy. One of the primary goals of the center is to encourage and support communication about research in early childhood development and education. To support teachers, policy makers, early education students, and others in the field in becoming critical consumers of information, the center helps them access and interpret research to inform their day-to-day work.
The center curates research and research resources in several areas:
|Accessing and Using Early Childhood Research||This area is designed for early childhood professionals who are not researchers and those in training to become researchers. It provides many how-to guides to explain the research process, key terms, and to provide strategies for finding, and using research and data.|
|Position Statements||This area provides access to NAEYC Position Statements and related documents.|
The Center for Applied Research communicates research through conference sessions, research news posts, and other channels to promote the relationships between research, practice, and policy.
Research News You Can Use: Pretend Play Is Important But Its Role in Learning is Complex By Kyle Snow, Ph.D., 9/25/12
Research News You Can Use: Family Engagement and Early Childhood Education By Kyle Snow, Ph.D., 3/19/12
Research News You Can Use: More Threats to Preschoolers' Play By Kyle Snow, Ph.D., 1/23/12
Report: "Developing Kindergarten Readiness and Other Large-Scale Assessment Systems" NAEYC Center for Applied Research, 12/12/11
Research News You Can Use: Debunking the Play vs. Learning Dichotomy By Kyle Snow, Ph.D., 11/21/11
Research News You Can Use: Dissecting the SpongeBob Study By Kyle Snow, Ph.D., 9/29/11