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ECD Implementation Insights: Will this program work here? Assessing Feasibility


October 4, 2018 InternationalOutcomes
Diana Leyva, Ph.D.

Family involvement programs can look great on paper and yet fail miserably. Programs can have defined goals, a well-defined time frame and program structure, research-based curricula, proven results for a specific target population, and still fail to produce the positive outcomes we expect. Why do some well-designed intervention programs fail? One common reason is implementation….

ECD Implementation Insights: Why an Implementation Focus is Needed


September 6, 2018 InternationalQuality and Curriculum
Aisha K. Yousafzai, Ph.D.

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) is proud to partner with the Early Childhood Development Action Network ( ECDAN ) on this blog series exploring issues highlighted in the recent Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Special Issue Implementation Research and Practice for Early Childhood Development .  Nurturing care is necessary for children’s healthy development, yet there is little understanding of…