Who We Are

Changing the Trajectory of the World, One Child at a Time

For over 50 years HighScope has led the movement to close the opportunity gap through high-quality early education. Together, we can empower educators, lift families, and prepare our youngest for school and for life.

Our Team

We are a diverse team of researchers, educators, and passionate professionals who have one thing in common — we share the conviction that all children deserve the highest quality education.

What We Do

We support educators in facilitating positive outcomes for children and their communities and help programs build capacity for sustained high-quality early childhood educational practices, ensuring every teacher is supported and every child can thrive.

How We Do It

Our experts work directly in the field with educators and programs to study current classroom best practices and child outcomes which provides research to support local, state, and national policies that advance the field of early childhood education. This research also informs the design of HighScope products and services that empower early educators to ensure young children receive a high-quality education.

Why We Do It

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A world where every child has the opportunity to realize their full potential, regardless of their circumstances.

At HighScope, we believe that high-quality early education has the power to change the trajectory of the world, one child at a time.

Our Vision

To close the opportunity gap through high-quality early childhood education.

This conviction for equity is the center of our early childhood research and what we practice in the classroom.

Our Mission
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At HighScope, we believe that every child deserves a high-quality, equitable early childhood education.

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Our Values

We care deeply about the people we serve. That’s why we are dedicated to providing an early childhood education that supports every child and every community.

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Our People

Why It Matters

Research proves that high-quality early education improves a child’s chances for long-term success and that the positive impact of high-quality early education goes beyond the child to improve the lives of future generations. Children who receive high-quality early education compared to those who do not:

  • Are more prepared for school
  • Are more emotionally mature and self-regulated
  • Have higher graduation rates and college attendance
  • Have more stable employment and higher salaries
  • Create more stable home environments for children
  • Are healthier adults
  • Are more civically-engaged

HighScope Legacy

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