Resources

Parents as ECE Consumers Presentation Video

Video of the Trust for Learning and North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation webinar on parents as consumers of early childhood education research.

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Parents as ECE Consumers presentation

Our presentation in collaboration with the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation on what our findings from parent research mean for field stakeholders.

Principles of Ideal Learning Programs

Collaboratively written by members of the Ideal Learning Roundtable, the Principles document outlines the core concepts that form the foundation of high-quality ECE, or Ideal Learning.

Parents as Consumers: Policy Implications

Comprehensive research on what parents want from early childhood education provides valuable insight on how to align public policies with public expectations.

Brady Education Foundation Lillard Study Summary

A study of high-fidelity Montessori public preschool programs shows they are effective at elevating all children’s performance and equalizing outcomes among those who typically do worse in traditional settings.

The Ideal Learning Roundtable: Who We Are and What We Do

Read about the work of this select group of developmental early childhood providers.

Ideal Learning Made Real

The Trust for Learning is featured in a mini-documentary created in partnership with NationSwell that shows what ideal learning looks like: evidence-based, curriculum-rich learning that above all is child-centered. The video also features Lumin Education, an exemplar provider whose developmental approach educates the whole child and delivers results—regardless of socioeconomic status. In 2015, 95% of their 3rd grade alumni graduated high school, with 89% of those going on to attend college.

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Parent Research Findings Report

This report contains the full results of the Parents as Consumers of Early Childhood Education research.

Parent Research Summary: Parent Aspirations and Motivations for Early Childhood Education

Parents’ goals, motivations and activities to support their children’s early development are comprehensively documented in the Trust for Learning’s Parents as Consumers research.

Parent Research Talking Points

Reference these talking points when discussing the parent research with advocates, policymakers and colleagues.