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Meet the Early Learning Network Assessment Team: University of California, Irvine

Carol Connor, Ph.D. Principal Investigator

Early Childhood


The Early Learning Network seeks to advance the understanding of policies and practices that narrow the achievement gap and maintain early learning success as children transition from preschool to elementary school — and beyond.

Network researchers are examining education policies, individual classrooms and children’s transition from preschool through third grade. In all three areas, researchers are identifying malleable factors associated with early learning and school achievement — factors that can be changed to improve children’s outcomes.

Research Teams:
  • MDRC
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Virginia

  • Assessment Team:
    University of California, Irvine

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