The Foundation for Child Development is excited to announce the release of Getting it Right: The Conversation Guide for Preparing the Next Generation of Implementation Researchers. This new conversation guide serves as a companion piece to our 2020 Getting it Right: Using Implementation Research to Improve Outcomes in Early Care and Education publication that provides insights into the value of including implementation research in the study of early care and education (ECE) and its potential to improve programs and policies and achieve stronger outcomes for all young children.
The guide aims to help faculty in institutions of higher education prepare future researchers to conduct implementation research. As a resource, the guide can be used by faculty to initiate and sustain conversation with their students about ECE implementation research, particularly within research methods, program evaluation, and statistics courses. The guide extends discussion about effective ECE, what still needs to be learned, and how implementation research can help fill the gaps. An overview of implementation research, discussion questions, reflections on moving ECE implementation research forward, and suggestions for small group activities, are provided to further support student engagement.
Now, faculty and student researchers may utilize this conversation guide to expand their exploration of what works, for whom, and under what conditions to better understand how to improve ECE programs and policies and achieve stronger outcomes for all young children.
Roundtable Discussion: Preparing Future Early Care and Education Implementation Researchers
Thursday, December 2, 2021
This roundtable webinar is aimed at addressing issues related to the preparation of implementation researchers in the early care and education (ECE) field. The discussion between faculty focuses on how to prepare researchers, particularly researchers of color, and the opportunities and challenges related to conducting ECE implementation research.
Getting it Right Full Publication
Access an individual chapter and/or an individual section of Getting it Right: Using Implementation Research to Improve Outcomes in Early Care and Education here.
Getting it Right Chapter Summaries
Access chapter summaries of Getting it Right: Using Implementation Research to Improve Outcomes in Early Care and Education here.
Getting it Right 2020 Summer Webinar Series
Watch the virtual launch and the three-part Getting it Right 2020 Summer Webinar Series on demand.
Getting it Right: The Conversation Guide for Preparing the Next Generation of ECE Practitioners
Download Getting it Right: The Conversation Guide for Preparing the Next Generation of ECE Practitioners here.
Roundtable Discussion: Helping Practitioners Understand and Utilize ECE Implementation Research in Their Daily Practice
Watch the roundtable webinar addressing issues related to the preparation of early educators and the role of research in their practice on demand. Faculty preparing early educators join in conversation about how early care and education (ECE) implementation research could be helpful in the preparation and practice of early educators and leaders and how to foster collaboration between practitioners and researchers.