Research Planning Grant – Idea Learning Head Start Expansion

2/1/2022 – 4/1/2023


The Ideal Learning Head Start Network provides a community of practice offering support, collaboration and resource sharing for providers striving to implement and transition toward a comprehensive ECE approach aligned with the principles of ideal learning environments in their Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Support from Brady Education Fund beginning in 2022 will enable Trust for Learning to layer substantial evaluation into our Head Start effort to capture key data and lessons learned from these providers, which will inform the field as well as future philanthropic investments. Additionally, support from BEF will allow us to build a more robust long-term research agenda to assess the impact of ideal learning models in Head Start (at a program, educator, and/or child level) over the next several years.