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Who We Serve
Our work strengthens family, school, and community partnerships, early childhood care and education, promotes evaluation and accountability, and offers professional development to those who work directly with children, youth, and families. The audiences for HFRP's work include policymakers, practitioners, researchers, evaluators, philanthropists, teachers, school administrators, and concerned individuals.
Areas of Expertise
Our innovative team of researchers focuses on three components of complementary learning: early care and education, out-of-school time, and family and community involvement in education. We also believe that evaluation is essential to improve and maintain the quality of all programs. Therefore, a large part of our research includes piloting new approaches to evaluation and sharing field-wide innovative trends, strategies, and techniques through our quarterly journal, The Evaluation Exchange.
In addition to publishing several high-quality research reports and tools for practice and evaluation each year, our audiences regularly look to us for the newest and best information found in each of our flagship products below.
Complementary learning is at the heart of everything we do.
Educators, policymakers, and families increasingly agree: Schools cannot do it alone. Children need multiple opportunities to learn and grow—at home, in school, and in the community. Complementary learning is a comprehensive strategy for addressing all of these needs and ensuring success for all children and youth. Complementary learning is the idea that a systemic approach—which intentionally integrates both school and nonschool supports—can better ensure that all children have the skills they need to succeed. Read more about this concept in the complementary learning section of our website.