Actions and Detail Panel
Developing and Evaluating Early Years Interventions
Fri 19 May 2017, 10:30 – 13:00 BST
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TODAY!
Gaps in outcomes begin to emerge between children from advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds as early as age three. The early years therefore represent a key stage for intervention to improve the learning of disadvantaged children. While there is some high-quality evidence about ‘what works’ in the early years, there is less strong evidence to indicate which specific interventions are most effective in improving children’s learning and development. The Nuffield Foundation and EEF are both committed to addressing this research gap in order to support early years settings looking for well-evidenced programmes. This event therefore marks the launch of a call for proposals and a new strategic relationship between the Nuffield Foundation and the EEF that aims to support an end-to-end approach to building evidence in the early years.
The Nuffield Foundation is issuing a call for proposals that focus on the development and early evaluation of promising early years interventions that currently have a limited evidence base. The aim of any funded work would be to develop interventions and their evidence base, in order to demonstrate their readiness for a more rigorous evaluation of their effectiveness via a randomised controlled trial. Where such development is successful, the project would then be a strong candidate for subsequent EEF funding.
The event will allow practitioners and researchers to hear more about the criteria and expectations relating to the funding opportunity. Attendees will hear from some leading researchers with experience of developing and evaluating successful interventions. While in addition, the conference will provide an opportunity for people who have designed and delivered early years interventions to develop partnerships with researchers who have relevant evaluation experience.
Please note: Registration for this event will close on Thursday 11 May 2017 at 5pm.