In partnership with other leading organizations, AEM helped to establish the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning.
The Center is focused on identifying, developing, and promoting the implementation of evidence-based practices across early childhood programs.
On this project, we offered extensive expertise in technical assistance and research and evaluation. We coordinated and delivered engaging, interactive training and technical assistance. We led technology and facilitation for communities of practice. We developed and disseminated resources supporting inclusive practices, workforce development, and data use. We worked with a research to practice consortium comprised of early childhood experts, and we collaborated with other national training and technical assistance centers to deliver high-quality support to Head Start and child care audiences.
As with many projects, this work required an understanding of multiple stakeholders. We worked extensively with Head Start and Early Head Start agencies; early childhood specialists; state, territory, and tribal child care lead agencies and their designated networks or organizations; and local child care administrators and teachers.