Institute Director, Dr. Dina Castro, Awarded Five-Year Grant from US Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition

February 8th, 2023in News & Events

The grant will fund the Nuestros Niños program, which aims to improve teaching for young bilingual learners by delivering professional development to teachers and teacher assistants working in prekindergarten classes. Dina Castro, alongside Cristina Gillanders of the University of Colorado, Denver, will lead the project in collaboration with Boston... More

Research on Tap: Improving Early Childhood Well-Being

October 26th, 2021in Announcements, News & Events

Early childhood well-being Research on Tap is an event hosted by the Office of Research at Boston University where faculty from across BU presented research that seeks to transform early childhood nurturing ecosystems by mitigating a wide range of issues, from adverse childhood experiences to broad social disadvantage. Attendees learned about... More

How universal pre-K can reduce overall U.S. crime

October 19th, 2021in Home Page, News & Events

Associate Director of Research, Ruth Paris, offers insight on how universal pre-k can impact youth development.  Excerpt from The 19th* (  By Mariel Padilla "In his early career as a law enforcement officer, Vernon Stanforth, the president of the National Sheriffs’ Association, said he often saw arrests of grandfathers, fathers and sons of... More

Institute for Early Childhood Well-Being Announces Fall 2021 Request for Proposals (RFP)

September 23rd, 2021in Announcements, News & Events, Resources

Friday, September 24, 2021 Now Accepting Faculty Research Proposals for Fall 2021  We’re seeking faculty interested in partnering with community members to advance research in the field of early childhood well-being.  BU’s Institute for Early Childhood Well-Being is dedicated to promoting holistic, nurturing ecosystems integrated across disciplinary boundaries to maximize the well-being and resilience of young children and families. The Institute is interested in pioneering... More