Early Learning Network Lead
Principal Investigator: Susan Sheridan
Co-Principal Investigators: Lisa Knoche
Funding Agency: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Award Date: Jun 1, 2016
End Date: May 31, 2021
- Provide the technical and programmatic leadership and administrative infrastructure needed to ensure the Early Learning Network functions efficiently and effectively in support of the Institute’s goals for early learning from preschool through the early elementary grades.
- Implement a suite of Network-wide activities that (a) create a collaborative research environment and provide meaningful opportunities for members of the Research and Assessment Teams to interact around established and emerging research, (b) provide support and technical assistance to recipients of Preschool Development Grants and (c) advance the professional development and research training of postdoctoral research associates and graduate and undergraduate students.
- Develop an integrated communications and engagement strategy to facilitate broad dissemination, promotion, and uptake of the Network’s findings, evidence-based tools and strategies, and best-practice recommendations across the range of early childhood education stakeholder communities, including school-based practitioners (e.g., PDG grantees and other practitioner audiences), other researchers, and policymakers.