The Texas A&M University Institute for Early Childhood Development & Education seeks to use leading, cutting-edge research to transform the lives of all young children and the adults who interact with them, including families, educators, clinicians, and health providers. We will solve complex issues in early childhood from various perspectives by generating rigorous research that informs practice and policy, mentoring the next generation of early childhood scholars and practitioners and leading outreach initiatives for early childhood practitioners across Texas and beyond.
Scope & Research
The scope of the Institute is wide-ranging, seeking to promote collaborative research on national, state, and community needs in advancing evidence-based solutions to improve educational, health, and life outcomes for all children from birth to age eight.
Our faculty’s innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to research yield solutions to complex problems and enhance early childhood development and education.
Through AgriLife Extension programming, the Institute offers extensive professional learning opportunities in the early childhood sector. Administrators, educators and families can often benefit from these opportunities at little to no cost. The Institute also disseminates research and practices across Texas and the United States.
Our undergraduate and graduate programs educate early childhood leaders, teachers, and paraprofessionals in translational research and high-impact practice through real-world experiences in research and teaching in early childhood.
- Becky Gates Children’s Center
- Center for Urban School Partnerships (CUSP)
- Center on Disability and Development
- Center for Research and Development in Dual Language & Literacy Acquisition (CRDLLA)
- Counseling and Assessment Clinic
- Clinic for Advanced Literacy Studies
- Education Research Center
- Center for Science and Mathematics Education
- Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy