Aside from meeting objectives, unmeasured successes include spreading the A to Z’s through Florida’s Early Learning Coalitions, New Jersey’s Office of Early Learning and, anecdotally, researchers hearing praise from families and caregivers in public settings.
Now that letter Z is in sight and the moonshot grant is nearly complete, the team is looking at next steps. Aside from continued use of the A to Z’s to translate research to practice, refining target audiences and expanding media relations efforts are part of the next steps.
“Our overarching goal is to support the well-being of young children and their families,” Snyder said. “One of the ways we do this is by generating knowledge about child development and learning and sharing practical applications of our research.”