About this project library

EDC collaborates with public and private partners to create, deliver, and evaluate programs, services, and products in 22 countries around the world. This library contains profiles of our current work and initiatives.

35 Projects found
The earliest years of a child’s life set the stage for life-long achievement. How do we ensure that every child receives the emotional, social, and behavioral support needed for success in school and...
Afterschool and summer learning programs are critical to supporting the development of children, but low-income families are often unable to afford these valuable programs or find high-quality care...
As our country deals with crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid epidemic—as well as natural disasters—support for health, behavioral health, and safety have never been more vital. All...
Early science experiences can inspire a lifetime of learning and curiosity, but not all students have equal access to these opportunities. That’s why EDC, in partnership with SRI International and...
State education agencies are expected to use evidence to inform their practice and policy decisions. Yet education research is often conducted with little input from educators and policymakers...
Due to limited local access, less than half the children aged 3–6 in Burkina Faso receive the preschool education that would prepare them for primary school. Communities need relevant, quality...
Too many children and youth around the world lack the literacy skills they need to succeed in schooling and in life. In low-resource countries, their ability to learn to read and write is hindered by...
All children need high-quality early learning experiences that foster their success in school and life. Yet millions of children— particularly in low-income communities —do not receive a high-quality...
Research is critical to finding out what works in education, but it takes collaboration with the real changemakers—policymakers, administrators, and teachers—to improve student outcomes. This...
Eighty percent of second-grade students in Mali are unable to read a single word in their mother language. But what is the best way to improve literacy rates in a country where teachers are...
All children are primed to engage with and enjoy science from an early age. Yet young emergent multilingual learners from low-income communities are faced with a “ science opportunity gap ” before...
Literacy is a basic right that empowers individuals and benefits society. However, over 600 million children worldwide lack basic reading skills and do not have access to quality early grade reading...
Research suggests that children’s preschool mathematics knowledge is a predictor of later academic success and that strong spatial-thinking skills are key to children’s readiness for kindergarten and...
Nearly half of all U.S. children are exposed to at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE), such as abuse, neglect, incarceration of a family member, substance use in the home, divorce, or...
Despite past and present efforts, the education system in Honduras still faces many challenges in terms of access, efficiency, and quality. However, current research suggests that improving reading...