Early Childhood Research Center

Our Vision

The Early Childhood Research Center at the University of Louisville is a community of scholars dedicated to the study of contemporary issues that relate to young children, their families, their communities, and their education.  Researchers at the ECRC embrace a range of innovative research methods to increase understanding about children’s development and learning within diverse sociocultural contexts.  The ECRC values interdisciplinary inquiry, research that leads to action, and advocacy for children, families, and educators.  At the heart of the ECRC’s shared values are joy, curiosity, justice, family, and community.