Mathematica-mpr.com is now Mathematica.org. Please update your bookmarks. Learn more about this change.
Early care and education programs seek new strategies to improve children’s learning and development. Mathematica is a leader in studying how investments in early learning initiatives can affect children’s success in school and later life as well as family well-being. We have led the longtitudinal evaluation of Early Head Start, and continue to study the development of children served by Head Start through the FACES and Baby FACES studies, of children served by the Los Angeles universal preschool initiative (UPCOS), and of children enrolled in comprehensive educational programs sponsored by the Harlem Children’s Zone.
Developing a Policy Research Agenda for Low-Income Families with Young Children
Research shows that the earliest years of life are a critical period of human development. Young children’s earliest relationships and experiences have a strong influence on brain development and a child’s future health and well-being.
American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (AI/AN FACES)
Mathematica conducted AI/AN FACES 2015, the first national descriptive study of children and families in Region XI Head Start programs. Again in AI/AN FACES 2019, Mathematica will assess the strengths and service needs of children and families in Region XI.
Director of Early Childhood Research
Louisa Tarullo has more than 25 years of experience in early childhood research. An expert in programs and policies to support optimal development and learning in children from birth through the early school years, she serves as Mathematica’s director for early care and education policy research.Featured Projects
- Child Care and Early Education Quality Features, Thresholds, and Dosage and Child Outcomes
- Measurement Development: Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers
- Measuring the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT) (Appendices)
- Measuring the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT)
- Quality Improvement
- Early Childhood
- Child Development
- Early Childhood Systems
- Professional Development
- Quality Measurement
- Human Services