Resources by Type: Reports

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.

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.

Research that Helps Move Us Closer to a World Where Each Child Thrives

Adele Diamond, University of British Columbia, 2015

Schools are curtailing programs in arts, physical exercise, and play to devote more time and resources to academic instruction.

Beyond “Subprime Learning”: Accelerating Progress in Early Education

Laura Bornfreund, et al.
New America Foundation, July 2014

This report is designed to help policy makers as well as teacher preparation programs to clearly see the changes they should make.