PEER Affiliate Survey
The Partnership for Early Education Research (PEER) invites early childhood practitioners, interest groups and other stakeholders to participate in developing a new and exciting research collaborative focused on early childhood education.
What is PEER? PEER is a new research alliance among Yale University, Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), Cooperative Education Services (C.E.S.), relevant state agencies, and education practitioners and stakeholders in Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Stamford. The aim of PEER is to improve early childhood education in the region by engaging stakeholders and researchers in collaborative research that informs practice and promotes student success by addressing questions about policy and practice. Please visit peer.yale.edu for more information about PEER.
What is PEER Affiliate Membership? PEER Affiliate membership is targeted to a wide range of early childhood and preschool programs, practitioners and interest groups who want to remain informed about PEER activities or become active research participants. PEER Affiliate membership enables a research partnership that is informed by the region’s diverse early education stakeholders[MJ1] . Affiliates collaborate with PEER to efficiently develop an effective partnership among practitioners and other stakeholders. Affiliates assist in advancing PEER’s contributions to early childhood education by contributing their knowledge, skills and readiness, as well as possibly participating in research activities. PEER Affiliate membership is voluntary and begins by completing the attached form.
What are the roles of PEER Affiliates? Affiliate member organizations have the opportunity to participate in activities that: 1) inform the research agenda and direction of PEER; 2) develop PEER’s capacity to initiate and sustain quality research; and 3) increase the capacity of early childhood information systems. Specifically, PEER Affiliates may elect to collaborate with PEER and its partners in research activities by sharing existing data, engaging in the development of data systems, or participating in research studies, or they may remain in an advisory role.
What are the benefits of becoming a PEER Affiliate? PEER Affiliates will benefit from the work of PEER by being listed as partners on PEER's website and by being a priority group for communications about PEER’s progress and findings. In addition, PEER Affiliates may be invited to participate directly in focused research agenda setting activities, receive support for direct participation in research and system development, or participate actively in dissemination activities.
Databases developed from information provided by Affiliates may be represented by PEER in federal, state or other reports about the need for a regional early education research alliance, PEER’s progress toward developing such an alliance, or as evidence of and support for this Alliance’s development or its engagement in research activities within this grant period and beyond. No program, child, or staff names, identifiable data or results will be presented in a manner that identifies an individual program, child, or staff member.