Early learning network

Maintaining early learning success


The Early Learning Network aims to improve the academic success of children, especially those from historically marginalized groups, by identifying research-proven policies and practices that narrow opportunity gaps and ensure early learning success is maintained as children transition from preschool to elementary school and beyond.


Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education


Researchers, practitioners and policymakers nationwide engaged in early learning.

Services Provided

  • Branding
  • Graphic Design
  • Social media management
  • Web development
  • Video production
  • Newsletter dissemination
  • Webinars

The Challenge

Creating a cohesive identity for a nationwide collaborative network representing five research teams and one assessment team.

  • Positively impact the lives of children in preschool through third grade by investigating the implementation of early learning policies and programs.
  • Identify malleable factors associated with early achievement.
  • Provide information, tools and products that policymakers and practitioners can use to build effective early learning systems and programs.

The Solution

A vibrant visual identity that represents the six universities working collectively to achieve a common goal.


Numbers reflect ELN’s 2023-24 fiscal year.

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The brand colors represent the six network studies taking place across the nation. 

Brand fonts

Mercury Text G2 & Gotham

Video production

Videos were a great way to showcase and disseminate the network’s goals, project updates and findings. Various videos highlighted the individual research teams, as well as concurrent findings across a five-year period.

Graphic Design 

Various materials were created for the network, from materials for internal communications to publicly disseminated products.

  • Policy and research briefs
  • Practice guides
  • Newsletter graphics
  • Social media graphics
  • Infographics and maps
  • Promotional handouts
  • PowerPoint template
  • Meeting collateral (i.e., name badges)
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Web design & Development

Social Media

Having a strong social media presence was an integral part of the network. Highlighting the uniquely collaborative nature of the network and inviting the public to engage was a great way to show the impact of the research and its implications for the future of education.