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Research & Evaluation


The Clayton Early Learning Research & Evaluation Department partners with organizations to develop, evaluate, and improve strategies that advance early childhood-related missions and initiatives.

We provide customized research, evaluation, and community-based assessment services; consultation, resources, and tools; and thought-partnership within an applied learning community based on our own living laboratory at Clayton Early Learning.

We use a collaborative, consultative approach that combines community-tailored assessment strategies with early childhood-specific study design and methods and rigorous data analysis to support a passion for impact in the lives of children and families.

Our large, diverse team focus their efforts on evaluation, research, and quality improvement projects (including the national cross-site Educare National Evaluation Study), local Clayton Early Learning evaluations (including school and home-based options) and other contract partnerships.