The Partnership for Early Education Research (PEER) is a research alliance among early childhood stakeholders in Connecticut that aims to conduct rigorous, collaborative, actionable research focused on children from birth through age 8. By pursuing questions developed collaboratively by its members, PEER aims to produce research that can inform early childhood education policy and practice at the local and state levels, increase access to high-quality early childhood education, and reduce disparities in educational outcomes.
PEER's key partners include:
- Yale School of Medicine;
- Cooperative Educational Services (C.E.S.);
- Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC);
- Connecticut State Department of Education;
- Connecticut Office of Early Childhood; and
- Communities of Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Stamford.
Funding support for PEER is provided by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and the Spencer Foundation.