John LeeA Message from the ECRC Director

For over 20 years, the Early Childhood Research Center has brought together interdisciplinary scholars dedicated to leading research initiatives to better understand the lives of young children and their families, educators, and communities. Learn about our history here.

As you peruse our website, be certain to check out the overview of our current research, upcoming research, and previous research efforts spanning two decades!

We hope you will bookmark our site and follow us on social media as we work to offer new resources that will make research, theory, and practice accessible to families, teachers, and the community. Watch for our Faculty and Staff Spotlights, Research Highlights, and Community Features

As the University of Louisville moves through a process of developing a 2023-2025 strategic plan, it is our goal to align our work with University of Louisville’s as a great place to learn, work, discover, connect, and honor diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout all that we do: teaching, research, and service.

With that end in mind, we need your help! If you have ideas how the ECRC can support you, please let me know. You can reach me by email at jon.lee@louisville.edu.

Thank you for visiting our page. We look forward to continuing to develop this website so you will return again and again to learn about current research related to how young children learn and how we can all work to support their opportunities to learn, grow, develop, and thrive.