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Early Head Start University Partnership

Research Team


Principal Investigator: Lisa Knoche

Funding Information

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—Administration for Children and Families

Award Date: May 7, 2020

End Date: Jun 30, 2022


The Early Head Start University Research Partnership (EHSUP): Building the Evidence Base for Infant/Toddler Center-based grant program is designed to contribute to the knowledge base regarding how Early Head Start and other early care and education programs can promote and improve early child development by supporting both parenting and caregiving.

A consortium of four research teams have implemented interventions that target both parents and center-based teachers as a means of achieving child development goals. Results of these studies will help guide center-based programs to promote and improve early child development. By merging and analyzing data across sites, the EHSUP Consortium will be positioned to contribute uniquely to the infant/toddler early childhood research base.

CYFS will develop an EHSUP data center and provide methodological and analytic support to facilitate the cross-site analysis and dissemination efforts of the EHSUP Consortium. 

Early Education & Development

Researchers from four universities involved in the Early Head Start University Partnership met May 4-5, 2022, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to discuss expanding the knowledge base of early childcare and education programs. From left, HyeonJin Yoon, Lorey Wheeler, Ann Michele Stacks, Sue Sheridan, Johayra Bouza, Beth Van Horne, Sandra Scruggs and Lisa Knoche.
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