Early Childhood Lab


Evaluating and identifying promising evidence-based early childhood interventions


The first few years of a child’s life are a sensitive developmental period during which poverty and other stressors can cause long-lasting harm. This critical period also represents a window of opportunity for carefully targeted policy interventions that can have long-lasting positive impact. CPI has an ongoing stream of research on interventions targeted to young children, such as baby bonds (see also the Economic Inclusion Lab), early childhood training (see also the California Lab), and tax credits (see also the Tax Policy Lab).