Early Years Development

There is a growing evidence of the positive role which high quality early years education can play in raising attainment and closing the gap between outcomes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and other children. EPI research has found that 40 per cent of this gap is already evident by age 5. This research area considers whether current policies are helping to close the attainment gap, and aims to provide a robust evidence base on what interventions or forms of early years development are likely to be effective in improving the educational outcomes of disadvantaged groups.
Research Lead
Associate Director of Early Years
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