PEER Affiliate Survey
The Partnership for Early Education Research (PEER) invites early childhood practitioners, advocacy groups, and research and policy organizations to participate in a research alliance focused on early childhood care and education.
What is PEER? PEER is a research alliance that aims to conduct rigorous, collaborative, actionable research focused on children from birth to age 8. By pursuing questions developed collaboratively with its members, PEER aims to produce research that can inform early childhood care and education policy and practice at the local and state levels, increase access to high-quality early childhood care and education, and reduce disparities in educational outcomes. Key partners include Yale University, Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), Cooperative Education Services (C.E.S.), Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, and early childhood stakeholders in Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Stamford. Please visit http://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, advocacy groups, and research and policy organizations who want to remain informed about PEER activities or become actively involved in PEER's research. Affiliate member organizations collaborate with PEER to sustain an effective partnership that actively engages 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 following form. There is no fee associated with affiliate membership.
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 affiliate member organizations 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 affiliate member organizations 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.