Developmental Foundations of School Readiness for Infants and Toddlers: A Research to Practice Report

Publication Date: March 4, 2016


This report summarizes research about development during the first 3 years of life. It highlights research in domains that are foundational for later school readiness and success, including:

  • perceptual, motor, and physical development
  • social and emotional development
  • approaches to learning
  • language and communication
  • cognition

Programs can use this information as a guide to inform their practices and policies and to help them think about their theories of change and what outcomes they are focused on improving for young children.

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