Who We Are

Every day we focus on the variables that allow all children to be their best selves, regardless of their circumstances. This conviction for equity is at the center of our research and what we practice in the classroom.

A Commitment to Equity

At HighScope, we believe that your children deserve a high-quality, equitable early education. That’s why we won’t rest until teachers and children are thriving with sustained, positive outcomes in every community.

HighScope is structured around a continuous cycle of research and practice. Our Research Team examines resources and programs to establish the link between practice and outcomes while asking the big questions around opportunity and achievement gaps, workforce development, community change, and the birth-through-age-eight continuum.

Our Practice Team tackles myths about serving under-resourced communities by doubling down on rich strategies and deep professional learning for all. By building strong instructional leaders, we help programs across the country and around the world build capacity for sustained positive outcomes.

For nearly 50 years

  • We have remained partners with programs around the globe to ensure every teacher is supported and every child can thrive.
  • Our revolutionary research proved that high-quality work with young children makes a difference all the way into their adult years.
  • We will continue sharing our expertise to build communities, inform policies, elevate the profession, enhance teaching, and drive social change.

Join us. Together we can empower educators, lift families, and prepare our youngest for school and for life.

Our Values

HighScope’s work over the past 50 years has evolved to best serve the needs of educators, policymakers, families, and communities. But our values have remained constant.

Our History

Built by visionary leaders dedicated to the long view, HighScope has a deep history of working to ensure that all children have the best chance at lifelong success.

Our People

We are a diverse team of researchers, educators, and passionate professionals.

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