ACER research in early childhood education and the early years of schooling informs policy, programs and practices to support improved outcomes in the first eight years.

Drawing on extensive expertise and networks in the early childhood education sector, ACER’s research supports leaders, policymakers, teachers and parents through a wide range of research and assessment services.

Our research in early childhood education addresses school readiness, literacy and numeracy, curriculum and standards development, quality and equity, teaching and learning, and assessment.

Recent early years education research includes: