The Research Network is a project of

Bridging Research, Policy & Practice

New York City's home for early childhood research and policy.

News & Announcements

New Research: Supporting New York City’s Early Childhood Educators in a Global Pandemic: Challenges, Innovations, and Implications for Professional Learning

This study by NYU in partnership with NYC Public Schools’ Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) examines professional learning (PL) experiences of New York City (NYC) early childhood educators during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020-2021).

New Report on PreK Transitions

Drs. Annie George-Puskar and Jill Gandhi recently released research focused on the important transition into preschool.

News from Early Career Scholars

Read new content from our 2021 Early Career Scholars' cohort! Each scholar shared actionable insights, from their research expertise, that are relevant for the field Early Care and Education!

Learn About the Research Network

Research and policy partners coming together to share resources, build knowledge, and inspire action.


Funding Partners

The Research Network's funding partners see the value of collaboration. Through generous funding, researchers and policy makers work together to advance better policies and practices for New York City's young children and families.

Research Partners

The Research Network's research partners are dedicated to rigorous research with impact. The Research Network creates the space for research partners to collaborate with City agency leaders and funders to provide evidence for better policies and practices for New York City's young children and families.

Agency Partners

The Research Network's success depends on a deep collaboration with City agency officials who are dedicated to improving the well-being of young children. We are pleased to have the active participation from our partners.