Area of Work

Early Childhood Development & Learning

Because healthy development in the early years pays dividends throughout life, WestEd strives to ensure that families and early educators have the capacity to provide young children a safe, healthy, emotionally secure, and intellectually rich start.

We engage in research to guide our development of resources and tools, and provide professional development and technical assistance services for early childhood programs and systems, including early intervention, early childhood mental health, and education quality initiatives.